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from our 01 HOI! 

Completed within the past year, 
that you may be served better 
with the best of Iris plants, 
this modern tile and stucco 
structure was built especially 
for the purpose it serves — the 
handling of Iris rhizomes and 
other bulbs. Its construction 
marks the 20th year of special- 
izing in Iris and was made pos- 
sible by the long and contin- 
uous patronage of old custom- 
ers and a . constantly growing 
clientele of new ones. 




With an experienced office staff 
your order is promptly acknow- 
ledged, filed, and put on the 
docket for digging and shipping 
at the proper time. 





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This large packing room, well 
ventilated and with abundant 
natural light, is the assembly 
point for the tens of thousands 
of Iris rhizomes and other bulbs 
which are shipped each year to 
customers in every state — 
Maine to California, Wisconsin 
to the Rio Grande, and to Cana- 
da and many foreign lands. 



Before you turn tliese pages you mill uiant 
to hnoui about a feui essential ttiinys, such as 

TIME OF SHIPMENT, WHEN TO PLANT, TERMS, ETC. 

IRIS will be shipped beginning July 1st and continue through 
the summer and early fall. Earliest shipments will go to 
those who simply MUST have the plants early, but it is 
obviously impossible for us to deliver thousands of orders 
at the outset. During July and August we will ship con- 
stantly in the sequence as received. Your success is as- 
sured if planted any time during this period, but early order- 
ing is advisable to avoid stock being sold short. 

DAFFODILS will be delivered during September and Octo- 
ber. That is the proper time to plant them, but orders should 
be placed as early as possible — they will be filled in ro- 
tation and some kinds always sell out fast. No bulb orders 
accepted after October 15th. 



The variety Arctic dominates this scene 
in our own display garden. Lupines and 
Columbines lend appropriate contrast. 



We are no longer handling Tulips, Hyacinths, Dutch Iris 
or Crocus. 

TRANSPORTATION is by prepaid parcel post or express, 
whichever we deem most expedient. Be sure to state your 
express office if different from postal address. 

TERMS are cash with the order, either check, draft or 
money order. We do not advise the enclosure of currency 
with your order. No C.O.D. shipments — this adds to cost 
and involves red tape for you and for us. 

WE GUARANTEE all plants and bulbs to be true to name, 
top quality and size, free from insect pests and disease, 
and to reach you in a live and healthy condition. If for 
any reason you are not completely satisfied, please notify 
us promptly. 

No Shipments Made During the Spring Months. 



This catalog is free to all customers of record over a 
two-year period, otherwise copies may be obtained 
for 25c and this amount deducted from first order. 



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We thought you might like to see 
these pictures too — they tell a little 
more than immediately meets the 
eye. 

Fifty acres of rich Willamette Val- 
ley soil devoted exclusively to one 
crop — Iris. By rotating the planted 
area of about ten acres each year, 
and with cover crops in the inter- 
vening years, the soil is always in 
a renewed condition and produces 
large, and healthy plants annual- 
ly. 

Photographed about the first of 
September, a new field of Iris that 
will furnish the next season's crop. 
Note the uniform growth, condition 
of soil, and total absence of weeds 
or grass. 



Picture taken the following Mcry„ 
every plant a one-year rhizome. 
Just nine months before it looked 
exactly like the picture above! 



Six weeks later, the bloom stalks 
cut off and the crop ready to be 
dug, divided, trimmed, tagged, 
packed and on their way to you. 
Note again the even growth and 
clean cultivation. Fields are dust- 
ed by airplane to insure healthy 
foliage and disease-free plants. 
The unbecoming structure in the 
background is a canvas-topped 
shelter from the sun for both work- 
ers and freshly dug rhizomes. 



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IdTfiOOUCTIOOS 
fOfi 1348 

AN ANNUAL EVENT tied in with the appearance 
of our catalog has been the presentation of new- 
things from the seedling beds of Dr. R. E. Kleinsorge. 
As the originator of Ormohr, Daybreak, Brjce Canyon, 
Arctic, Ranger, Grand Canyon, Chamois, Old Parchment, 
Tobacco Road, General Patton, Treasure Island, Prince 
of Orange, Cascade Splendor, and numerous others, 
his reputation is widely and favorably known. His 
three new ones described below are of the same 
high degree of excellence. 

A NEW PINK IRIS, originated by David F. Hall of 
Wilmette, Illinois, is herewith offered, also for the 
first time. 




PINK SENSATION 



PRETTY QUADROON (Kleinsorge, 1948) Each $20.00 
Smooth, metallic, light copper-brown or pale tan, with 
a hint of lavender and gold as an undertone. The 
flowers are of faultless form — wide hafts, spreading 
falls and large, closed standards. The beard is brown. 
It is a color most difficult to describe but it has much 
more life and attraction . than these coppery tans 
usually provide. The one seed pod from whence it 
came (Mexico x Tobacco Road) produced at least six 
of these interesting blends and we selected this and 
VOODOO as the best and most novel in color. Height 
33 to 36 inches. 



PINK SENSATION (David Hall, 1948) Each $20.00 
From the garden of the world's foremost breeder of 
pink Irises we selected this new creation when it first 
flowered in the spring of 1946. That same year it was 
seen and admired by many Iris critics, including Mr. 
Harry Randall, president of the Iris Society of England, 
who gave it special mention in his review of American 
Iris visits. True delicate light pink, without any in- 
fluence of lilac or salmon tones, and sporting the 
famous tangerine or orange-red beard, it is just the 
kind of pink Iris you have been wanting. PINK SEN- 
SATION is a large flower, full and rounded in form, 
with laciniated petal edges. Extremely early — one of 
the very first of the tall bearded to come into flower. 
Height about 33 inches. 



SUNSET BLAZE (Kleinsorge, 1948) Each $20.00 

A tall and huge golden flame-salmon blend, almost 
a red, but with so much of the gold influence in it 
that it is not really a red Iris. You have seen the sun 
look much like this just before it sinks over the horizon. 
Both standards and falls are extra large and the haft 
and beard ore bright golden yellow. A most impres- 
sive flower, blooming very early on widely branched 
stalks reaching 42 inches. 



VOODOO (Kleinsorge, 1948) Each $15.00 

A very dark combination of rich chocolate-brown 
standards and blackish red-brown falls, the entire flow- 
er crimped and ruffled at the edges. The broad falls 
are held stiffly horizontal and the wide standards 
appear close together and erect, but closed at the top. 
Average size, medium height. A very rich piece of 
color and an abundant bloomer. It is a sister seedling 
of Pretty Ouadroon. 



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ACTION FRONT (Cook, 1942) Each $2.50 

A huge flower of glowing deep coppery red, with extra brood falls 
and solidly colored haft. Beard is brilliant yellow. A grand 
grower, with strong stalks and heavy foliage. Height 3 feet. 

ALADDIN'S WISH (Murawksa, 1945) Each $5.00 

A singularly different Iris, the whole flower is a lovely shade of 
blue with brushings of cream radiating through the blossom, like 
the first rays of the sun breaking through a lightly overcast dawn. 
The colors seem to be brushed or marbled on, rather than blended. 
Large, tall, and very popular. Shown on page 35. 

ALASTOR (Spender, 1940) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

One of the very few exceptional irises originated in England just 
prior to the outbreak of the war. This is a beautiful flower in deep 
pink tones, vivid and alive, with golden center and a golden hazel- 
brown haft. A.M AIS, 1941. 

ALBA SUPERBA (J. Sass, 1943) Each $7.50 

The newest and best white from the Sass gardens. A huge pure 
white flower with domed standards and flaring falls, thick sub- 
stance and well branched stalks. 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1943. 

ALLUMEUSE (Gage, 1938) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

A great improvement over the old variety Sir Michael. Falls are 
sort of mahogany-red, standards bright violet-blue with bronze 
cast. Center is fiery orange, due especially to the golden beard. 
40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1938. 

ALPINE GLOW (Kleinsorge, 1945) Each $5.00 

Large flower of subdued rose tones, bordering on lilac or pole 
violet. It has a slaty overcast, suggesting the soft colors of moun- 
tain valleys at sundown. The beard is gold and there is some 
brown shading on the haft. A sturdy and well branched stalk 40 
inches tall holds the self-colored blossoms well aloft. Petals are 
crimped like an Oriental Poppy. HM AIS, 1946. See page 8. 





GOOD NEWS 



GARDEN FLAME 



AMIGO (Williamson, 1934) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

This richly colored Iris suggests purple Pansies, with its velvety 
texture and sharp contrasting shades of blue and violet. It is one of 
the most popular varieties of all time and in 1 945 was given a special 
award by the English Iris Society. Standards ore clear light violet- 
blue; falls intense violet-purple edged the color of the standards. 
34 inches tali, a fine grower and good reliable bloomer. HM AIS, 
1936; AM, 1938. Turn to page 16. 

AND THOU (Graves, 1942) Each $2.50 

A self of palest Wedgwood-blue, with a deeper blue flush in rhe 
center of the bloom. Beard deep blue, tipped white. Strong stalks 
with good branching, bearing large, rounded flowers. 40 inches tall. 
HM AIS, 1942. 

ANGELUS (Egelberg, 1937) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

In color a bright light pink, with slight lavender iridescence just 
below the lemon beard. Throughout the center there is a delicate 
infusion of lemon-yellow. Large, husky stems, 3 feet toll. Very late. 
HM AIS, 1939. 

ANITRA (H. Sass, 1936) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

A silvery sky-blue, pure in color, of great size and beautiful form. 
Particularly effective and strikingly blue in late afternoon and early 
evening. Midseason; average height. See page 18. 

ANNA WILLIAMSON (Cook, 1946) Each $7.50 

A lovely bright bicolor pink, the standards lighter than the falls. The 
pink tone is on the rosy side, with an underlying yellow suffusion. 
Large flower, broad petals and ideal form, three feet tall. HM AIS, 
1946. 

ARCTIC (Kleinsorge, 1940) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Here is one of the most beautiful and best Iris originated by this 
famous raiser of notable seedlings. A huge white and gold flower 
of perfect form, with ruffled but closed standards and broad falls 
that are as smooth as white enamel. There is an area of bright 
yellow throughout the center of the flower and the standards have 
a creamy tint. Established plants will produce spikes four feet and 
over in height, with as many as six open foamv flowers at one time. 
HM AIS, 1941; AM, 1942. See at right and also page 3. 

AUBANEL (Cayeux, 1935) Each 75c 

This pink blend from France is one of the loveliest Irises ever received 
from that country and one of the nearest to pink in color. It is large 
and well formed, sort of shrimp-pink with a good deal of yellow in 
the center. Very limited stock. 



AUBURN (Kleinsorge, 1945) 



Each $10.00 



This is certainly a new color in Iris — at least we have never seen 
anything like it. The name Auburn was selected because it seems 
especially suited to the flower. Both standards and falls are a 
coppery henna-brown, with an undertone of gold, and the falls have 
a brilliant patch of blue in the center at the tip of the beard. This is 
a remarkably vivid Iris which glows when seen a block distant. Very 
early, with 36-inch stems. Color plate on opposite page is very 
close. HM AIS, 1946. 

AZURE SKIES (Pattison, 1943) Each $3.00 

Originally called "Summer Skies" by Mrs. Pattison, the originator, 
this is a self of pale azure-blue with firm domed standards and flar- 
ing, almost horizontal falls. The flowers are beautifully ruffled and 
have wide hafts, surmounted by. a white beard. Declared by many to 
be the most lovely of all light blue Iris to date. 36 inches. AM AIS, 
1945. See page 10. 

BAGHDAD (Whiting, 1946) Each $15.00 

A deep, strong yellow, overlaid with a metallic finish of burnished 
brass. Of pleasingly flaring form, very heavy in substance. This is 
a strong grower, nicely branched, hardy and increases rapidly. A real 
"brass-yellow." 

BALMUNG (H. Sass, 1939) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Just about the finest, in our opinion, of all the Sass series of yellow 
Plicatas. The ground color is a defnite yellow and the markings ore 
peppered on in cinnamon-brown. Note the illustration — it is a perfect 
likeness. Much larger than others of this series, with tall stems and 
good habit. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1942. Shown on page 17. 

BANDMASTER (Hall, 1944) Each $5.00 

A very large, vigorous growing and free blooming medium blue, a 
few shades lighter than The Admiral and deeper than Great Lakes. 
The color holds up unusually well. Immense foliage and heavy stems 
36 to 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1944. 

BATAAN (Kleinsorge, 1942) Each $3.00 

This is a very dark blend of coppery plum, henna and rich brown. 
Freshly opened flowers exhibit a pronounced henna cast, some of 
which is missing in the illustration on page 32. Distinctive and 
attractive shape and something apart from the usual run in iris 
colors. Height 3 feet or slightly over. 




ARCTIC 



BERKELEY GOLD (Salbach, 1942) Each $2.50 

This fine yellow continues to hold a place near the top in the 
list of 100 best Iris. Absolutely perfect in form, on stems that 
average three feet and over, well branched and with flowers of 
very rich solid yellow, it is regarded by many judges as the 
world's best yellow Iris. HM AIS, 1944; AM 1946. 

BERMUDA SAND (Hall, 1939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A glorified and gigantic Jean Cayeux, both standards and falls 
heavily ruffled. Deeper in color than Jean Cayeux, a light 
coffee-ton with a glint of gold. Freshly opened blooms are 
reddish gold. Strong growing with broad foliage and sturdy 
bloom stalks. 

BERTHA GERSDORFF (J. Sass, 1942) Each $2.50 

An oddly feathered flower of pale yellow, marked with rosy 
purple in a most unusual manner. Standards pinkish shading 
to yellow; falls yellow brushed with rose-purple. Large blooms, 
lots of them, on 3-foot stems. 

BLACK BANNER (Nicholls, 1947) Each $7.50 

Velvety, intensely colored near block. Sleek and rich in its 
midnight hue, with practically solid dark hafts. Introduced 
last year it was awarded an HM by the American Iris Society. 
Increases very rapidly and grows well everywhere. Height 3 ft. 
HM AIS, 1947. 

BLACK & GOLD (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $5.00 

Standards rich pure chrome-gold; falls solid blackish maroon 
with some marking at the haft. Well named, it provides a most 
striking contrast of rich colors. Tall and well branched. 

BLACK FOREST (Schreiner, 1945) Each $10.00 

"Black OS pitch," says the introducer. A rich, silky, ebony 
blue-black, the effect of which is intensified by a very solid 
haft and a blackish blue beard. Medium in height, with flaring 
falls. A very startling new introduction. HM AIS, 1946. 

BLUE FRILLS (Stephenson, 1946) Each $7.50 

Pure azure-blue, darker than Great Lakes but still a light blue 
Iris. Clear end uniform in color, the flowers rounded in style, 
and of a rich glossy texture. The blue tinged beard adds to the 
color note. 34 inches. 



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BLUE RHYTHM (Whiting, 1945) Each $10.00 

Very large flowers of Cornflower-blue, softened by a silvery overtone. 
The large standards are arched and domed, the broad falls are semi- 
flaring with smoothly colored hafts. Grov/ing from 3 to 4 feet in 
height, perfectly branched, we corisider it just about tops as a 
blue Iris. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1947. 

BLUE SHIMMER (J. Sass, 1942) Each $4.00 

An entirely different Plicata. Clean, sparkling white with an all- 
over pattern of clear blue stippling. The blue seems to be peppered 
on the white background in an even manner, rather than in the 
familiar buttonhole-stitch style. The flowers are extremely large and 
full. Certainly one of the most outstanding Irises of the past few 
seasons. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1944. See page 22. 

BLUE VALLEY (K. Smith, 1947) Each $25.00 

This new Iris, a seedling of Lake George crossed with Great Lakes, 
has been the subject of much praise and comment. Very near to 
true blue, ruffled and large in size, it possesses an unusual sparkling 
sheen. Few plants. HM AIS, 1947. 

BRIGHT LIGHTS (Schreiner, 1946) Each $7.50 

Actually a yellow Plicata along the lines of Tiffanja, but with less of 
the Plicata pattern and a more yellow and white contrast. The falls 
carry a central patch or "blaze" of almost pure white. The stitchings 
are soft brown. A very colorful clump. Shown on page 31. 

BRUNHILDE (Salbach, 1934) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

Very dark, uniform violet self, including an unusual blue beard. A 
most regal Iris of great color intensity, with splendid stems and 
widely flaring blossoms. 

BRYCE CANYON (Kleinsorge, 1944) Each $10.00 

A distinct and warm shade of henna-copper, self colored and so 
named because of the similar colors found in the rock formations of 
one of America's most famous tourist attractions. It has especially 
broad hafts, large, rounded foils, and finely held standards. The 
picture on the front cover is an excellent likeness. Bryce Canyon 
achieved instant popularity. Awarded HM AIS in 1945; AM in 1947, 
and is in sixth position in this year's list of 100 most popular Iris. A 
good grower everywhere, hardy, 3 feet and over in height. 

BUFFAWN (Andrews, 1940) Each 75c 

If you are looking for an Iris of unusual coloring and with the most 
brilliant tangerine beard, this is it. A soft pinkish buff self, hard to 
describe, set off with a very red-orange beard. Nicely shaped, prolific 
bloomer and attracts wide attention. 




CASA MORENA 

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CASCADE SPLENDOR 
BURGUNDY ROSE fHall, 1946) Each $7.50 

Ruffled dark rosy amethyst, a very strong and bright splash of color in the 
garden. The falls carry rather prominent veins of darker tone. A self, 
borne on heavy, well branched stalks just slightly under 3 feet in height. 

CALIFORNIA GOLD (Mitch., 1933) Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

By all odds the best value in a yellow iris at anywhere near the price. It is 
an easy grower and free bloomer, a deep glittering yellow of very large size 
and surpasses everything in its color except the recent novelties. 

CAMEROUN (Cayeux, 1938) Each $L50 

A but little known French Iris of velvety blackish hue, one of the best we 
have ever grown. The blooms are huge, almost black, with a beautiful sheen 
and very broad falls. Our stock is limited. 

CAPTAIN WELLS (Cook, 1941) Each $2.50 

Deep glossy maroon-purple; a large, rich, solidly colored self, neat and 
finished in appearance. There are no haft markings, and beard is a subdued 
bronze-yellow. Possesses a wonderful "shine" or gloss that gives it life 
despite its unusual darkness. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1943. 



CASA MORENA (Deforest, 1943) Each $6.00 

Large flowers — yes, extra large — of deep, glistening, 
rich brown. Same solid color on standards and falls. 
Styles yellowish; beard brownish orange. Not just a 
novelty, but a flower that adds an entirely new, rich 
note to the garden picture. See the accurate picture on 
page 8 — the picture, of course, is much reduced in size. 
Height 38 inches. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. 

CASCADE SPLENDOR (Kleinsorge, 1945) 

Each $10.00 

Very large ruffled pink, tan and apricot blend, with extra 
heavy stalk 40 inches tall and bearing up to ten flowers. 
The ruffling is more pronounced than in any Iris we have 
ever introduced and is most unusual in so large an Iris. 
It blooms quite late. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1947. See 
at left for an excellent kodachrome of this flower. 

CHAMOIS (Kleinsorge, 1944) Each $10.00 

One of the largest Irises we have ever introduced, beau- 
tifully formed, both standards and falls waved at the 
edges. It is pure chamois in color, standards and falls 
identical, the beard yellow, tipped bronze. There are no 
veinings or markings of any kind; the petals have a soft, 
satiny fnish and glisten with myriad frosty particles. We 
are certain that you will find this Iris different from any 
other you have ever seen. HM AIS, 1945. Shown in 
color on page 8. 

CHANTILLY (Hall, 1945) Each $7.50 

A ruffled orchid-pink. The edges of both standards and 
falls are so heavily ruffled and frilled that they have the 
appearance of being edged with lace of a lighter shade 
than the rest of the flower. From the some line of breed- 
ing as the famous Flamingo Pinks. 36-inch stems, strong 
and well branched. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1947. 

CHEERIO (Ayres, 1934) Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

In the red class it has no peer at the same price. It is 
tall, vigorous, dependable, and a striking red Iris in the 
garden. Not as red as some of the new ones, but remains 
one of the most popular sorts in our cctolog. 

CHINA MAID (Milliken, 1936) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Gigantic pink blend, with copper and gold tones smoothly 
blended into a harmonious whole. The effect is a luscious 
pink. A rampant grower, producing stalks that reach 4 
feet, with a myriad of delightfully formed big flowers. 
HM AIS, 1938; AM, 1939. 

CHRISTABEL (Lapham, 1936) Each 50c 

Continues to hold its own with the newest red introduc- 
tions, it is brilliant and very red in effect, glorious as a 
garden clump. Almost a self, smoothly finished, large in 
size and about three feet in height. HM AIS, 1 936; AM, 

1938. 

CITY OF LINCOLN (H. Sass, 1936) 

Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Brightest, largest, and surely the finest of all true Varie- 
qatas. Clear golden yellow standards, broad, fiery red 
falls, startling in their contrast. When well grown on an 
established plant it is unbeatable. HM AIS, 1937; AM, 
1939. See page 21. 

CLOTH OF GOLD (Whiting, 1 945) Each $4.00 

To say that this is another excellent deep yellow would 
attract scant interest. But last spring we saw a great 
many wonderful seedlings and new named varieties in 
Mrs. Whiting's iowa garden. One of the best displays 
in the planting was a group of Cloth of Gold — deep in 
color, perfectly formed, tail and stately. We highly 
recommend it as one of the very finest yellows. HM AIS, 
1947. 

CLOUD CASTLE (Graves, 1944) Each $5.00 

Exquisite Wistaria-blue with mauve undertone, a very 
large and majestic Iris. The falls are slightly waved and 
ruffled, broad and widely flaring. A fit companion to 
Azure Skies, taller and more on the mauve side than 
blue. HM AIS, 1944. 

COPPER LUSTRE (Kirk., 1934) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

Entirely different from all others, its great popularity has 
resulted not only from the odd and beautiful copper tone 
of its flowers, but also from the fact that it performs 
well in all sections of the country. It positively glows in 
its bright cooper, gold, and pinkish ton blendings. Dykes 
Medal, 1938. 



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DAYBREAK (Kleinsorge, 1941) Each $3.00 

Huge golden pink, with slight undertone of copper. The flowers are 
well shaped, with closed standards and falls that are semi-flaring, 
but there is a suggestion of ruffling in the entire blossom. The name 
is most appropriate. Daybreak has a^proud record: HM AIS, 1942; 
AM, 1943; runner-up for Dykes Medal in 1945; TIED FOR DYKES 
MEDAL IN 1 946. We have fine rhizomes this year, and lots of them. 
Shown on page 1 1 . 

DEEP VELVET (Salbach, 1939) Each $1.50 

A striking introduction, one of the richest and best dark Irises we 
have yet seen. Self colored in very dark, yet bright, blackish red- 
purple, with perfectly formed blossoms of very large size. Brownish 
suffusion at the haft, with deep bronze beard. HM AIS, 1941; 
AM, 1942. 

DESERT SONG (Fay, 1946) Each $15.00 

New cream self, beautifully ruffled and with extra large flowers of 
excellent proportion. Texture is especially heavy and the flowers 
last a long time in either rain or heat. Stems reach a height of SVz 
feet. HM AIS, 1946. 

DESTINY (Burgess, 1934) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

A great heavy flower of deepest blockish bronze-purple, the beard 
rich golden bronze. From New Zealand, and credit is due the 
originator for having made it possible for American gardens to enjoy 
such on outstanding Iris. It has all good pointS' — excellent form, tall 
stems, and succeeds everywhere. 

DISPLAY (Grant, 1942) Each $3.00 

One of the darkest and richest reds we have ever bloomed in our 
garden. Almost black in certain lights, it glows with a hidden fire 
in others. Described as Spanish red, shading to deep maroon, it has 
but little of the purple influence in it. No veining at the haft; 
yellow beard flecked brown. About 3 feet tall. HM AIS, 1942. 



AZURE 
SKIES 



GOLDEN FLEECE 



COPPER RIVER (DeForest, 1945) Each $10.00 

Glistening tan; falls overlaid bright new penny copper. The ruffled 
flaring form of this new Iris, coupled with its brilliant sheen, 
makes it most attractive. 36 inches, well branched. 



COPPER ROSE (Cook, 1941) Each $2.50 

A smooth blending of old rose, tan and copper, brightened by a 
glow of golden yellow at the center. Standards between buff-pink 
and Japan-rose; falls between terra cotta and ochre-red. Coloring 
is rich and bright, the flowers medium to large in size, with very 
wide standards and falls. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1943. 



'CORDOVAN (Kleinsorge, 1946) Each $7.50 

A seedling of Bryce Canyon. The coloring is close to that of 
cordovan leather — a deep coppery oxblood tone, very rich and 
glossy. Standards are coppery rose-red, the hafts are finely 
netted with minute webbing and the falls have a distinct frill or 
ruffle. HM AIS, 1947. 



DAMERINE (Gage, 1939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

This fine red, not so well kn^-^vn, is a real surprise in this color 
group. A large flower of deep red, the standards domed and the 
falls flaring. Near the shade of Christabel, very velvety and 
uniform in color. Bronze Medal at the New York World's Fair 
in 1940. 

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DISTANCE (Cook, 1946) Each $12.50 

Silvery light blue, smooth in finish and very evenly colored. There 
is no coarse veining in the flower and almost no markings at the 
haft. The white beard is quite inconspicuous. Selected from 
hundreds of blue seedlings by the originator of such things as 
Sable, Dreamcastle, Pink Reflection and Copt. Wells. HM AIS, 
1946. 



Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

wiry stems. We originally 



DOGROSE 

Deep rose-pink self, on very tall 
imported this Iris from England several years ago and have con- 
stantly had difficulty in keeping enough stock to offer. A very 
free bloomer, it is of medium size but makes a most colorful and 
effective pink garden clump and is a beautiful cut flower in the 
house. 

DREAMCASTLE (Cook, 1943) Each $10.00 

An orchid-pink self, the segments very broad and of bright clear 
tones. The white beard, tinted lemon at the base, tends to em- 
phasize the solid pink effect. One of the most sought after va- 
rieties and stock is very scarce. We have a few plants only. 
See at right. 

DRESS PARADE (Maxwell, 1944) Each $5.00 

A new type of Variegata with an unusually smooth haft. Standards 
burnished gold; falls solid brownish red without any markings. 
Beard is heavy and rich golden orange in color. Height 3 feet. 

E. B. WILLIAMSON (Cook, 1937) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Glowing coppery red blend; it stands in a special niche all its own, 
because it is neither red nor copper. Large flowers of silky tex- 
ture, fragrant, on 3-foot stems. HM AIS, 1938; AM, 1939. 

EDWARD LAPHAM (Lapham, 1942) Each $4.00 

A very fine new red by the man who produced Red Gleam. The 
coloring is rich and glossy, deep but bright maroon-red; the blooms 
trimly tailored with no haft venation and a brownish touch near 
the center. Bronze-gold beard. Height about 3 feet. 

ELLA CALLIS (H. Sass, 1942) Each $4.00 

For sheer brilliance here is an Iris that will constantly catch the 
eye of every visitor. It is a huge deep yellow with the falls flushed 
orange. The striking feature about it, however, is the infusion 
of orange-red on the falls, sort of brushed on, porticularly about 
the center. It is not a Plicota and can hardly be called a blend. 
One of the most distinct of all Sass Irises. 

ELMOHR (Loomis, 1942) Each $1.25; 3 for $3.00 

Winner of the Dykes Medal in 1945, this rich red-violet seedling 
of Wm. Mohr has acquired the greatest popularity in the shortest 
time of any Iris ever introduced. One of the very largest of all 
Irises, the great blooms are daintily ruffled, of a silky texture and 
remarkable substance. The stems are well branched and at least 
three feet toll. Because it has proven to be hardy everywhere and 
increases rapidly, the price has reached a point where every 
genuine Iris connoisseur can and should own it. HM AIS, 1942; 
AM, 1943. Shown in color on the back cover and on page 23. 

EL MOROCCO (Becherer, 1945) Each $2.50 

A beautiful opal-pink Iris whose broad rounded falls and leather- 
like substance quickly attracts attention. About half way between 
the colors of Angelus and Morocco Rose; well branched, 36 inches 
tall. 

ELSA SASS (H. Sass, 1939) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

An entirely new shade of yellow, clear sulphur, with a greenish 
cast in its depths and a near white blaze near the haft. The blos- 
soms are of good size, rounded in form and slightly frilled at the 
edges. 3 feet tall. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1944. See page 20. 

EROS (Mead-Riedel, 1934) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Very tall salmon colored self, the throat lit with gold. Stems are 
slim but stout, and the flowers are produced in great profusion. 
Increases rapidly, making a splendid mass of solid salmon-pink. 
HM AIS, 1934. 

EXCLUSIVE (Grant, 1937) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Soft powder-blue self, quite different from all other blues. Tali 
and stately, with blooms of perfect form and thick enamel finish. 
Just a suggestion of yellow in the center to liven it up. HM AIS, 
1937; AM, 1939. 

EXTRAVAGANZA (Douglas, 1944) Each $15.00 

Almost white standards shaded cream at the base, the falls a 
medley of copper, red, lavender and deep violet, with a violet flush 
down the center. On the order of Wabash, but is more of a blend 
especially in the falls. One of the most talked about new things. 
HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1947. 




CASTLE 




1 1 ^^^BREAK 



FAR WEST (Kleinsorge, 1936) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

One of the loveliest of all blends, a rare mixture of salmon and golden 
sand, of coral and henna, with a soft glow at the heart. Height 3 
feet and over. Far West is the parent and grandparent of many of 
Dr. Kleinsorge's finest seedlings. HM AIS, 1937. 

FIRECRACKER (Hall, 1943) Each $5.00 

A glowing dark burgundy-red Plicata, with yellow trim. The flowers 
hove good substance, are well formed and are carried on fairly well 
branched, stout, 32-inch stems. The depth and richness of color 
commands the attention of every visitor. Shown below. 

FLAMELY (Cook, 1942) Each $2.50 

A glowing red self, the color more orange than purple — a "hot" red. 
Flowers medium to large and produced in abundance. Increases 
rapidly. A redder E. B. Williamson. HM AIS, 1944. 

FLORA CAMPBELL (Hill, 1940) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A new russet-red, or perhaps "peach-red" would be more appropriate. 
It has the deep, warm tones of brownish red seen on the darkly 
colored side of a luscious ripe Peach. A glowing, rich Iris, very large 
and handsomely formed, not nearly well enough known. HM AIS, 
1940. 

FLORA ZENOR (J. Sass, 1942) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Something entirely different in color — a melting cameo-pink that 
has been referred to as "like the foam on a Strawberry soda." It 
has lines of heavier color near the haft, with a most startling shrimp- 
red beard. Not large, it is an Iris to be enjoyed as a clump for Its 
most novel color. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1944. 

FLORENTINE (Cayeux, 1 937) Each $ 1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

A Plicata that is really individual in style — the white ground color 
is entirely dotted with soft blue, with such an over-all effect that the 
flower seems quite submerged in flaky blue dust. Enormous in size, 
with very tall stalks and good branching. 

FORTUNE (Kleinsorge, 1941) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Solid and uniform old gold, a flower of startling size and broadly 
spreading form. The color is not dull, but very much alive due to a 
peculiar overlay of "rusty red" that seems to come from nowhere but 
is apparent in oil parts of the flower. Of medium height, the gigantic 
blooms are on a level that permits full observation of their size and 
beauty. In color on page 32. 

FORTUNE'S FAVOR (DeForest, 1944) Each $6.00 

Really a giant in size, this new blend has about everything one could 
ask for in a good Iris. The tan standards are broad and closed. The 
very wide falls are rounded and colored a glistening tan overlaid with 
lavender flush. Slightly waved and ruffled, lit up by an extra heavy 
deep yellow beard. 

FRANCONIA (Graves, 1942) Each $7.50 

As cool and classic as white marble, a gigantic and perfectly formed 
white Iris which may be the best white of all. Certainly it is as fine 
OS any we have ever grown and we recommend it without hesitation. 
Originated in New Hampshire, its hardiness is unquestioned. HM 
AIS, 1942. 

FRANK ADAMS (Lapham, 1937) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

A tali and very well proportioned large Iris with rosy tan standards 
flushed yellow and rosy red foils. It is not o true Voriegato but might 
be called a Variegata blend. The colors are not harsh and blend well 
in the garden schemes. Flowers, stalk and foliage are unusually 
large size. HM AIS, 1938; AM, 1940. Shown in color on page 20. 

FRIEDA MOHR (Mohr, 1926) Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

One of the all-time Iris greats. A massive lilac-pink or light rosy 
violet flower with brood, spreading foils. When established and well 
grown, this Iris will reach five feet in height, with stalks and foliage 
in proportion. Far from new, it still thrills all who see it. See page 1 9. 

GALLANT LEADER (Wiesner, 1939) Each $1.00 

Broad andi well arched standards of deep rose-red; foils velvety 
maroon touched with coppery gold, especially at the haft. A flower 
of staggering size, impressive in its richness and regal carriage. 40 
inches tail. HM AIS, 1939. Shown above. 

GARDEN FLAME (H. Sass, 1941) Each $3.00 

A very deep rose-mahogany, if you con imagine such a color. Called 
by some judges rose-red, but it is nearer garnet, with a deep rose and 
brown areo about the center. It has no haft markings, making it one 
of the richest and handsomest of all dark Irises. Large, with very 
broad falls, and it blooms quite late. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1943. In 
color on page 6. 



GARDEN GLORY (Whiting, 1943) 

Each $7.50 

A pure self of rich Bordeaux-red; o seed- 
ling from Red Douglas crossed with Gar- 
den Magic. This is one of the nearest to 
true red of any Iris ever flowered in our 
gardens; pure, deep and rich, with no 
haft venation whatsoever. Smoothly 
finished with deep bronze-gold beard. 
Height 33 inches. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 
19-47 

GARDEN MAGIC (Grinter, 1936) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A very late, very large, and especially 
velvety deep red self. After more than 
ten years it continues to hold its own, 
right up front among the best red Irises. 
Many people will hardly believe it costs 
only dollar! Has not increased fast 
and supply is usually short. HM AIS, 
1937. See color cut on page 16. 

GAY SENORITA (Salbach, 1944) 

Each $3.00 

Large round standards of deep honey- 
yellow, brood semi-flaring falls of golden 
yellow ground color, heavily overlaid 
deep brown with deeper brown veining 
over the whole surface. Falls are fluted 
at the edges. This is a brand new Iris of 
most unusual appearance; it does not 
fade in the sun and the stalks ore well 
branched and 36 to 40 Inches tall. 
HM AIS, 1945. 

GENERAL PATTON (Kleinsorge, 1947) 

Each $20.00 

A solid copper-brown self, liked by some 
critics as Dr. Kleinsorge's finest produc- 
tion to date. Compared with Bryce Can- 
yon, of which it is a seedling, it is mucn 
darker, richer, and appears brown rather 
than terra cotta in tone. A metallic 
undertone makes it glisten in the sun. 
HM AIS, 1947. 

GLORIOLE (Gage, 1933) 

Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

An Ins of huge size with pale blue petals 
overlaid with frosty crystal-like particles. 
Wonderfully well formed and a noble 
flower, waved and ruffled. Sometimes 
called "ice-blue." Height 40 inches 
HM AIS, 1933; AM, 1935. 

GOLDBEATER (Kleinsorge, 1944) 

Each $4.00 

This is the oft-mentioned yellow of the 
AIS Bulletins, a solidly colored chrome- 
yellow self that has invariably drawn 
praise from judges. It is all yellow, deep 
and bright, without markings or blend- 

ings of any kind and the buds themselves are like gobs of deep 
yellow paint. A good grower, fast increaser, and will make o 
glorious garden display. Large flowers, excellent branching. 
HM AIS, 1945. 

GOLDEN EAGLE (Hall, 1942) Each $1.50 

Brilliant light yellow, with a satiny sheen. One of the largest of 
all Irises, it is clear, even yellow throughout, without a trace of 
amber or other shadings. A rapid increaser and easy grower. Mr. 
Hall considers this one of his best introductions. HM AIS, 1942. 

GOLDEN FLEECE (J. Sass, 1940) Each $2.00 

A big lemon colored flower with creamy falls edged gold. Beauti- 
fully ruffled, huge in size, tall and a good grower. The illustration 
on page 10 is an excellent likeness. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1942. 

GOLDEN HIND (Chadbum, 1934) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

The deepest golden yellow of all. Of medium size and height, with 
horizontal falls, it is the standard used by most breeders in their 
efforts for the perfect solid yellow. Very fast increaser and makes 
a startling golden mass in the garden. HM AIS, 1937. 

GOLDEN MAJESTY (Salbach, 1938) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

For a deep yellow with all good habits we can recommend Golden 
Majesty above all others in this price field. A big flower with 
broad falls and closed standards, does not fade in the sun and has 
proven reliable everywhere. 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1939; 
AM, 1 940. See above. 




GOLDEN MAJESTY 



GREAT LAKES 



SNOW FLURRY 



GOLDEN RUSSET (Hall, 1946) ■ Each $8.00 

The unusual feature of this flower is its great size. In line with 
the name, it is golden russet in color — a self. The enormous 
flowers are seven inches high and nine inches wide, with broad 
hafts. Grows to 40 inches on very heavy stalks. Will evoke many 
"ohs" and "ahs" from visitors. HM AIS, 1947. 

GOLDEN SPANGLE (Cassebeer, 1944) Each $3.50 

Deeper yellow than Golden Fleece but with a somewhat similar 
color arrangement. Domed yellow standards; foils clear white with 
heavy gilding of rich yellow forming a complete border. The 
orange beard brings out in sharp contrast the white area of the 
falls. Toll, with many flowers beautifully poised and ruffled. 
HM AIS, 1944. 

GOLDEN SPIKE (Whiting, 1940) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A very popular deep yellow with stunning rich orange beard. One 
of the deepest colored of all the yellows, it does not fade, has 
several flowers open at one time, and is both large and tall. 
HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1942. 

GOLDEN TREASURE (Schreiner, 1936) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

Solid deep cream, but with an outpouring of rich, golden orange 
all about the central portion of the flower. Tall, perfectly 
branched, very floriferous, it will stand out in a planting of hun- 
dreds of varieties. HM AIS, 1936; AM, 1938. See page 21. 



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Any 3 from 
this group 



WABASH 




flOOUHL 15.00 COLLfCTIOn 

Any Ten, Your Choice 
for $5.00 

Labeled and Postpaid, 1 of a Kind 

In making up your selection, be sure to confine it to 
the groups as outlined. 

Alastor 
Flora Zenor 
Fortune 
Garden Magic 
Golden Spike 
Grand Canyon 
Great Lakes 
Matterhorn 
Sable 
Melitzo 
Red Gleam 
The Red Douglas 

Stardom 
Arctic 

City of Lincoln 
Wabash 
Else Sass 
Prince of Orange 
Any 4 from Stained Glass 
this group Snoqualmie 
Louvois 
Ming Yellow 
Morocco Rose 
Lighthouse 
Golden Majesty 
China Maid 

Midwest Gem 
Miss California 
Ormohr 
Angelus 
Siegfried 
Christabel 
Any 3 from . Frank Adams 
this group Indian Hills 

Tiffany 

Treasure Island 
Far West 
Copper Lustre 
Anitro 
Brunhilde 

FREE! If you assume express charges you may have either 
Balmung or Peachblow extra. State which is desired and mark on 
order blank. Select 20 for $10.00 if you like, doubling the 
number in each group. 

The "Super" Collection 
Any 10 for $25.00 



Azure Skies 

Daybreak 

Display 

Garden Flame 

Gypsy 

Mexico 

Minnie Colquitt 
Misty Gold 
Moonlight Madonna 
Royal Scot 
Spun Gold 
Berkeley Gold 
Mulberry Rose 
Red Valor 
Storm King 



Ella Callis 

Goldbeater 

Vice-Regal 

Three Oaks 

Ola Kala 

Pink Reflection 

Ranger 

Vatican Purple 

Sonrisa 

Blue Shimmer 

If you desire only a part of 
this collection, select from the 
column on the left only and you 
may have any 5 for $10.00. 



Novelty Collection 
10 for $40.00 



Any 
five " 



MING YELLOW 



Alpine Glow 
Cloud Castle 
Firecracker 
Harriet Thoreau 
Master Charles 
Ranger 
Ola Kala 
Three Oaks 



Any 

five 



Rose Top 
Indiana Night 
Casa Moreno 
Fronconia 
Garden Glory 
Katherine Fay 
Solid Mahogany 
Chantilly 



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TANGIER'S COLLECTION' 

Any 10 for $7.50 
Labeled and Postpaid 



Alostor 
Amigo 

Bermuda Sand 
Damerine 
Flora Zenor 
Fortune 
Florentine 
Gallant Leader 
Garden Magic 
Golden Spike 
Grand Canyon 



Great Lakes 

Matterhorn 

Mejitza 

Old Parchment 

Red Gleam 

Sable 

Solar 

The Adrriiral 
The Red Douglas 
Ruth Pollock 
The Sentinel 



FREE! If you pov express on the parcel you may select either 
Prairie Sunset or Tiffonja additional, without charge. 



"ACE COLLECTION" 
12 for $15.00 



Select 
6 



GARDEN MAGIC 



Balmung 
Cameroun 
Elmohr 
Golden Eagle 
Melanie 
Nightfall 
Peochblow 
Prairie Sunset 
Winter Carnival 
White City 



Select 
3 



Golden Fleece 

Majenico 

Nightingale 

Rubient 

Tiffonja 

National White 



Select 
3 



I Action Front 
I Berkeley Gold 
I Captain Wells 
I El Morocco 
■1 Lady of Shalott 
I Red Valor 
I Spun Gold 
I Mulberry Rose 
I Storm King 



FREE! Any one additional plant 
from above list if you pay express. 





PRAIRIE SUNSET 



AMIGO 



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The final touch. Packed in soft, clean, white cottonwood excelsior 
which absorbs surplus moisture and prevents bruising, the cartons 
ventilated with air holes, this stack of Iris orders is about to go to 
the post office and thence to America's gardens. Man in the fore- 
ground is C. J. Cooley, who has ssaled practically every package 
leaving here in the post twenty years. 








BARGAINS FOR BEGINNERS! 



10 for $3.00 
Your Choice, 1 of a Kind 




Anitra, sky blue 
California Gold, deep yellow 
Frieda Mohr, huge pink 
Gudrun, giant white 
Indian Hills, vivid purple 
Narain, intense blue 
Jean Cayeux, coffee-tan 
Eros, salmon-pink 
Junaluska, copper and red 



Snowking, flaring white 
Copper Lustre, copper-ton 
Tiffany, ruffled plicata 
William Mohr, violet hybrid 
Morquito, ivory and rose 
E. B. Williamson, copper-red 
Destiny, velvety plum 
Orloff, nutmeg and cream 
Radiant, terra cotta and copper 





CALIFORNIA 
GOLD 



A sea of Iris bloom, a sight which 
annually draws a host of visitors during the 
flowering season in mid-May. 





Here is what you get. Plants dug from annually 
re-set fields of fertile soil exhibit astonishing root 
development. They ore not boosted with fertilizer 
or irrigation, but grow on naturally after flowering. 
Started right, tended with core, they cannot help 
being just right ot digging time. These long roots 
will anchor the rhizomes in the ground and get 
them off to a quick start in your garden. 



ALL 18 for $5.00 



(A $7.30 Value) 



FREE! If you pay the express on the parcel you may have both 
Louvois and Snoqualmie free with the $3.00 collection — 12 rhizomes 
in all. With all 18 for $5.00 we will include these two and Wabash 
besides — 21 altogether. 

Be sure to mark in the space provided on the order blank if you 
wish to take advantage of this offer. 

EVERY PLANT CORRECTLY LABELED AND SENT POSTPAID 

(Unless express collect for free extras) 







FRIEDA MOHR 



GUDRUN 



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FRANK ADAMS ELSA SASS 



TO HELP YOU PLAN AND PLANT FOR COLOR 

On the opposite page and the two pages following we present graphic plans for Iris borders, 
or gardens featuring Irises. Varieties suggested in these plans make good companions and 
the general picture created by any of these borders would be especially pleasing. What is best 
about them is the fact that they are flexible — you can switch them around to suit yourself! 




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customers asking "what goes well with what?" that we de- 
cided to offer a number of suggestions in such form as to pro- 
vide a reasonably accurate mental picture of the result. 

Grouped together are two, three or more varieties that 
look particularly well in mutual company. These groups in 
turn blend well or contrast properly with those adjoining. The 
taller sorts are planted somewhat to the rear while those of 
shorter stature appear in the foreground. This is not a hard 
and fast rule, however, because an occasional break in height 
avoids monotony. The numerals indicate number of plants for 
each area; the figure 3N in the small circles suggests Daffodils 
— 3 of a kind. 





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price brackets follow on the next two pages. 







BLUE SHIMMER 



FORMAL OR INFORMAL. LONG OR SHORT. NARROW OR 
WIDE. YOU CAN JUGGLE THESE SUGGESTIONS TO SUIT 
YOUR SPACE AND YOUR TASTE; ALSO YOUR PURSE. 



Note that the plan below is divided into small squares and 
these represent a total area five feet wide, twenty feet long, 
and ten feet along one side. If your space is narrower or wider, 
or there ore some groups which do not appeal to you, just 
prune it to fit or stretch it 
out by planting a greater 
number of each kind — or by 
repeating the combinations 
or by use of similar color 
schemes with still different 
varieties. 



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COMPANION MATERIAL such as Anchusa, Delphiniums and Poppies, are shown 
because they bloom at Iris time, or, as in the case of the Delphiniums, the foliage pro- 
vides excellent foil for the Irises. We do not grow such plants and cannot supply them. 
They may be obtained from local nurseries generally without difficulty or great ex- 
pense. 




l ^/('4fr'^4^f ^ AN INFORMAL 

CORNER 

10 by 15 feet, about 5 
feet in depth. Several of 
the newest and finest 
things are planted here, 
and the combinations of 
color will be found inter- 
esting and sometimes un- 
usual. These few hints at 
planting for color will 
suggest boundless other 
agreeable associations for 
your own garden. 



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GOOD NEWS (Klemsorge, 1946) Each $7.50 

Brilliant mustard-gold self. A much ruffled flower with immense 
wide standards, nicely domed. Falls ore exactly the same color, 
with narrow band of copper shading near the outer edges. A 
sister seedling of Chamois and Bryce Canyon, not quite as toll as 
either of these, but about 33 inches in height and a profuse 
bloomer. Illustrated in color on page 6. HM AIS, 1947. 

GRAND CANYON (Kleinsorge, 1941) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

An odd blend of rather deep tones of plum and copper, and gold. 
Entirely different from any Iris we have ever introduced, it is an 
Iris to be admired at close range and is especially suited to bring- 
ing indoors and associating with oriental rugs. Attractively formed 
and delicately ruffled. About 40 inches tall, perfectly branched, 
and it flowers over a very long season. Very large, it is accurately 
shown in color on page 17. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1944. 




ROSE SPLENDOR 



GREAT LAKES (Cousins, 1938) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A clear blue self, produced in Canada by Lyman Cousins, of 
London, Ontario. A broadly spreading regal type of flower, with 
handsome foliage and 4-foot stalks, ideally branched. Look at 
its record: HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1940; Dykes Medal, 1942; No. 1 
in the AIS judges symposium for four successive years and among 
the first ten for seven years! Shown on page 1 3. 

GUDRUN (Dykes, 1931) Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

Heavily textured enormous white, with petals like those of a 
Magnolia. A warm or creamy white, with brilliant orange beard 
and suffusion of gold sprinkling over the entire bloom. Sold veiy 
short last year. See page 19. 

GYPSY (Kleinsorge, 1944) Each $3.00 

Coppery gold standards and falls of solid chestnut-brown, silky 
rather than velvety. A very late Iris that brings something new 
into the Variegata field. There is such a contrast in the standards 
and falls, the latter decidedly rounded and uniformly brown with- 
out haft markings, that it commands immediate attention. 4- 
foot stems, lots of flowers. HM AIS, 1945. 

GYPSY BARON (Schreiner, 1942) Each $2.00 

Very deep blue-purple Plicata. The flowers are marbled rather 
than stitched, giving the blossoms a much darker appearance than 
the usual Plicata type. Big and bold, accurately shown in color 
on page 33. 

GYPSY ROSE (Whiting, 1946) Each $15.00 

Rich tapestry-red suffused with a warm glow of copper and a 
touch of blue in the center of the falls. The blooms are extra 
large and wide-petaled, with pleasingly rounded form. Very toll 
and vigorous grower. Few plants. 

HAPPY DAYS (Mitchell, 1934) Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

A giant flower, smooth, light yellow in color. Inclined to lush 
growth and in severe climates should be afforded some protection, 
but it amply rewards this extra care. We can now supply it at a 
figure any gardener con afford. 

HARRIET THOREAU (Cook, 1944) Each $5.00 

A new and delightful orchid-pink self of individuality and style. 
Tall and strong stems, the flowers large and of substantial build 
with color that is clear and bright; petals slightly waved. Height 
38 inches. HM AIS, 1945. See color illustration on page 28. 

HARVEST MOON (Whiting, 1944) Each $3.09 

A luscious apricot blend, the flowers large and rounded, with full, 
wide petals of extra heavy substance. Almost as fine as Mellow- 
glow and very much the same color. 

HELEN McGregor (Graves, 1946) Each $18.00 

Cleor pole blue, pure and uniform in color, the sensation of the 
Iris world the year of its introduction. Of perfect form, flaring 
and daintily ruffled, very large, beautifully spaced on nice stems, 
it is not only supreme as a light blue but ranks as one of the best 
of all new Irises. HM AIS, 1 946. 

ICY BLUE (Weed, 1940) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

The lightest blue self in the list. Beautifully formed, amply 
branched and the stems reach four feet. Almost white, the color 
is clearly defined as lightest delicate blue with orange beard. 
HM AIS, 1941 . 

IDANHA (Kleinsorge, 1942) Each $1.25 

This is a tall, pronounced bicolor with apricot-yellow standards 
and pinky falls. A profuse bloomer on stalks that reach four feet, 
widely and obundontly branched, making it ideal for garden effect 
— a pink-and-tan picture. Large blooms, lasting over a long 
period. 

ILLINOIS SUNSHINE (Fought, 1 946) Each $10.00 

A new yellow of great size, deep in general tone but the falls have 
a slightly lighter central area. Beard is deep yellow. Very tall, 
widely branched and has increased astonishingly in our garden. 

INDIAN HILLS (Grant, 1937) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Rich true purple, more red than blue, with a silky shsen about it 
that gives it exceptional brilliance. Very large oval-shaped bios-, 
soms, a rampant grower and one of the most effective as a garden 
mass — gloriously vivid. 

INDIANA NIGHT (Cook, 1942) Each $6.00 

Lustrous, deepest, richest velvety purple, almost block. The finest 
and most satisfying dark Iris of a long series of seedlings from 
the famous Sable. 38-inch stems, well branched, with every good 
quality desired in an Iris. Midseason and long lasting. HM AIS, 
1942; AM, 1944. 



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INNOVATION (Hall, 1945) Each $5.00 

A rose- trimmed Plicota, brighter and more colorful than other pinkish 
Plicatos. It carries a lot of color — a pink Firecracker, as it were — 
with three-foot stems and good branches. Hardy and increases fast. 
HM AIS, 1947. 

INSPIRATION (Stevens, 1937) Each $2.00 

Brilliant cerise-rose, huge and imposing. This is the only Iris we have 
in this color — something entirely different and it happens to have all 
good points. Practically a self, with slightly brownish warm cast on 
the haft. 

JAKE (Long-Sass, 1943) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A white white, with no other color in it except a trace of pale yellow 
near the center. Large flowers, well formed, free blooming and an 
easy grower. Stands right up alongside many more expensive new 
whites. 

JASPER AGATE (Williams, 1943) Each $6.00 

Distinct new shade of copper-gold-red, with an underlying copper- 
pink tone throughout the entire flower. Hard to describe, it is really 
a new color to the Iris spectrum, with smooth velvety finish and no 
veining; a true self. HM AIS, 1944. 

JEAN CAYEUX(Cayeux, 1931) Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

A smooth, soft, light buff, described by some as "coffee colored." 
The stems are tall and well branched and the large flowers are slightly 
wavy. A very distinct Iris. 

JUNALUSKA (Kirk, 1934) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Copper-red falls and copper-gold standards — a magnificent Iris with 
a coppery red garden effect. An early bloomer, very tall and well 
branched. Always admired and one of the "best sellers" in this 
catalog. Runner-up for the Dykes Medal in 1938. HM AIS, 1936; 
AM, 1937. 

KATHERINE FAY (Fay, 1945) Each $7.50 

A grand white, large, toll and with semi-flaring ruffled blooms. All 
white, with no yellow in the center. It Is an easy grower and rapid 
multiplier, 100% hardy. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1947. 

LADY BOSCAWEN (Graves, 1946) Each $12.50 

Alabaster- white; perfection in color and form. In the originator's 
garden it grew to four feet in height with magnificent branching. 
Slightly ruffled, it bears some resemblance to Helen McGregor in 
form. Beard is light yellow and does not contrast with the pure white 
effect. 



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LADY MOHR (Salbach, 1944) Each $10.00 

A new and altogether different addition to the interesting Wm. 
Mohr family of Iris, this one brings a color combination previously 
unknown in the tall bearded group. Standards are oyster-white, 
huge ond slightly fluted, with strong midribs. Falls are pale char- 
treuse or greenish yellow, with prominent veining. There is a very 
prominent dark patch surrounding the beard. Lady Mohr was the 
center of interest in our garden last season, where some of the 
stolks reached four feet in height and carried several open blooms 
atone time HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. See page 25. 

LADY OF SHALOTT (Schreiner, 1942) Each $2.50 

Precisely formed and lacily frilled, a charming and delicately 
colored pink Plicata. Standards are heavily flushed rose-pink and 
the falls are edged with a peppering of minute pinkish dots. 34 
inches tall. 

LAKE BREEZE (Fay, 1945) Each $8.00 

A seedling of Gloriole, with much of its charm and frosty pale blue 
tone. Lake Breeze is heavily ruffled, the falls flaring and wide 
with no haft markings. A bit deeper in color than Gloriole, slightly 
larger, the stems carrying nine to eleven flowers. Three feet tall. 
HM AIS, 1945. 

LAKE SHANNON (DeForest, 1945) Each $10.00 

A mighty close approach to bright indigo-blue. There are many 
fine new blue Irises coming into commerce but this is the bluest 
one we have seen. Practically a self, with fluted standards and 
falls. An odd feature about this iris is the deeper veins running 
the length and breadth of the falls. Beard uniformly blue, shading 
to orange within the flower. 36 inches, well branched. HM AIS, 
1946. 



LIGHTHOUSE (Salbach, 1936) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

This bright rose blend is one of the most sought after Iris we grow. 
Standards are a blend of rose and yellow; falls coppery old rose, 
with a very bright beard and glowing center. Perfectly hardy, rapid 
increaser; an Iris that is certain to add life to your planting. 
HM AIS, 1937; AM, 1940. 

LIGHTS ON (Lapham, 1946) Each $10.00 

A new claimant for the title of reddest Iris. It is more of o self 
than Red Gleam, with even less of the brown in its makeup. Well 
shaped, with solid unveined hafts, velvety falls and vivid color. 
30 to 36 inches in height. HM AIS, 1946. 

LORD DONGAN (Smith, 1940) Each $3.00 

A stunning creation with broad standards of Chinese violet and 
extra velvety falls of deepest Pansy-violet, set off with a very 
thick, intense, pale yellow beard. HM AIS, 1940. 

LORI MAY (DeForest, 1941) Each $1.50 

Harmonious Daphne-pink; a genuine find in the popular pink 
class. This Iris has very thick petals, excellent flaring form, and 
is especially fine as a clump. Good sized blooms, very close to 
true pink. HM AIS, 1944. 

LOS ANGELES (Mohr-Mitchell, 1 927) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

A beautiful white and blue Plicata which ranks, despite the many 
years it has been in commerce, with the best Iris of the present 
day. Almost entirely white, the blue stitching appears near the 
haft. Blue style arms and a golden beard give it great distinction. 
AM AIS, 1944. 



LAMPLIGHT (Schreiner, 1944) Each $5.00 

A tranquil blend of flesh, buff and copper, with lamplight glow. 
Lighter in tone than what is generally referred to as salmon, and 
deeper than apricot. Well substanced, a smoothly blended self. 

LATE SUN (DeForest, 1940) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A big bold solid yellow which has received high praise in all parts 
of the country. Flowers measure 6 inches, petals ore thick and 
heavy, and of a uniform deep yellow color. Strong growing, with 
tall stalks and rampant foliage. Perfectly hardy, about 40 inches 
tall. HM AIS, 1942. 



LOTHARIO (Schreiner, 1942) Each $5.00 

An Amigo-type Amoena; very rich and velvety, much taller than 
the famous Amigo and with flowers of great size. Contrast in 
color is not as sharply defined as in the case of its predecessor but 
it is a magnificent Iris. Stock is extremely scarce. HM AIS, 1945. 
See page 27. 

LOUISE BLAKE (Smith, 1943) Each $7.50 

Of the Amigo type, with pale sky-blue standards and velvety blue- 
purple falls edged sky-blue. Lighter in color than Amigo, other- 
wise quite similar. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1947. 



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MATTERHORN (J. Sass, 1938) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Pure white; large but delicate in appearance. Even the beard is white. 
Three feet in height, with slender, well branchd stems and many 
flowers widely spaced. Unmatched for purity of color and will please 
anyone who is looking for the best white at o reasonable price. 
HM AIS, 1938; AM, 1940. 



Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

orange, crimson and buff. 



MATULA (H. Sass, 1939) 

Beautiful blend of brilliant rose, rich orange, crimson 
A clump provides a colorful golden salmon effect. The flowers are 
very large, with falls that are waved and crimped, as ore those of 
Midwest Gem. This makes a mighty handsome pair. HM AIS, 1939. 



MELANIE (Hill, 1941) Each $1.25 

This splendid new light pink comes to us as the finest introduction of 
H. M. Hill, of LaFontaine, Kansas. Color is orchid-pink, close to 
true-pink, and there are as many as five open flowers at once on the 
40-inch stalks. HM AIS, 1941 . 




LOTHARIO 




LOUVOIS (Cayeux, 1936) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Brown, deep, rich and velvety, like the lustrous fur of an ani- 
mal. Breeders ore still trying to ottoin an Iris that will be an 
improvement on this distinct French creation. Done in two 
shades of chocolate, it is well illustrated on page 15. Big 
flowers, medium height. HM AIS, 1939. 

LULLABY (Hall, 1943) Each $3.00 

Apple-blossom to orchid-pink, a luscious color in a large oval 
flower. Standards and falls ore nearly the same shade, the 
latter without haft markings. Very toll and well branched. 
Stock very limited. 

LYNN LANGFORD (Hall, 1946) Each $12.00 

Orchid-pink in a deep tint, with golden yellow center. There is 
no veining to detroct from the general orchid coloring except 
that the beard is golden yellow. Flowers are large, very flaring 
in form, produced on stout 3-foot stems. HM AIS, 1946. 

MAJENICA (Cook, 1941) Each $2.00 

Distinct new pinkish blend with a tinge of salmon. This is a 
pleasing flower in every way with wide-petaled standards and 
falls; full, rounded and huge in size. Less pink and more 
orange than Eros, but a somewhat similar color effect. Height 
3 feet. HM AIS, 1943. See page 30. 

MARQUITA (Cayeux, 1931) Each 40c; 3 for $ 1 .00 

A well named Iris in brilliant ivory-yellow, with orchroceous 
maroon veinings on the falls. Glorious ivory standards, deepen- 
ing to sulphur at the base. Falls some color, but entirely lined 
maroon. Never enough stock to go around. AM AIS, 1936. 

MARY E. NICHOLLS (Nicholls, 1939) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Has the creamy smooth heavy finish of white kid leather, with 
dull green-gold overlay at the haft. Beautiful form, medium 
in size, a prolific bloomer and fast increaser. One of the most 
popular white varieties, unique and beautiful. HM AIS, 1940; 
AM, 1943. 

MASTER CHARLES (Williamson, 1943) Each $5.00 

Rich and glowing mulberry-purple, with definite charm and 
flare to the form. Standards are true purple, with blackish 
sheen blending to brown at the base. Falls the same color 
blended brown at the haft. Beard mulberry-purple tipped 
brown. Brilliant and distinctive, it is undoubtedly one of the 
finest of Longfield introductions. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. 




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MELITZA (Nesmith, 1940) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Pale ivory-flesh, particularly effective in dull weather. Much of 
the unusual color effect of this Iris is derived from the fiery 
tangerine-orange beard. No Iris that we have ever grown has 
increased so rapidly and it is at its best on a two-year clump. 
Height 36 to 40 inches. Shown in color on page 15. HM AIS, 
1940; AM, 1942. 

MELODIST (DeForest, 1946) Each $10.00 

A henna colored blend on gold ground. The salmon and rose tones 
of Solar blended with the golden brown of Tobacco Road, its 
parents. 38 inches. HM AIS, 1947. 

MELLOWGLOW (Whiting, 1942) Each $10.00 

Deep peach or apricot, with a flush of pink. A highly ruffled 
and perfectly formed Iris, with very broad and rounded stand- 
ards and falls. The beard is extra heavy and extends far down 
the fall. Mrs. Whiting's most noteworthy introduction among 
many excellent ones, and stock is very scarce. HM AIS, 1942. 

MEXICO (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $3.00 

Gay and brilliant, a blended bicolor of buff golden standards and 
broad plushlike falls of glowing red-brown, bordered and blended 
golden buff. A perfectly gigantic flower, with the falls slightly 
crinkled and waved at the edges. A blend rather than a Variegato. 
Very late. HM AIS, 1 944. Stock limited. See page 29. 
MIDWEST GEM (H. Sass, 1937) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

Bright golden apricot, more buff than yellow, with a faint cast of 
pink over the falls. Immense in stalk and flower, it is particularly 
attractive because of the odd crimped petals. HM AIS, 1937. 

MING YELLOW (Glutzbeck, 1938) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A yellow without a fault; clear, rich, smooth without venation, 
big and slightly waved. Lighter in tone than Golden Majesty and 
much earlier. Wide petals, very bright yellow beard. HM AIS, 
1938; AM, 1941. Shown m color on ooae 14, 



MISSOURI (Grinter, 1933) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

A famous clear blue that won the Dykes Medal in 1937. Color is 
especially fine when afforded light shade from the afternoon sun. 
Sells out every year. 

MISTY GOLD (Schreiner, 1943) Each $3.00 

A lovely gold-spangled, lemon-colored Iris, lemon toned and gold 
braided. Petals are ruffled and fluted, lacy and brilliant. Three 
feet tall; slender, well branched stems. An unusual and beautiful 
flower. HM AIS, 1945. See page 35. 

MME. LOUIS AUREAU (Cayeux, 1934) Each 50c 

This heavily dotted and sanded Plicata from France has a ground 
color of silvery white, closely netted with rosy heliotrope. Very 
large, very early, medium height. AM AIS, 1939. 

MOHRSON (White, 1935) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

Deep violet colored seedling of Wm. Mohr, with darker veins and 
rich bronzy gold beard. A spectacular flower, one of the very 
largest, with ruffled and crinkled blossoms. 

MOLLY MAY (DeForest, 1944) Each $2.00 

Large cream-pink blend with falls slightly deeper than the stand- 
ards, and still deeper coloring at the haft. Orange beard and 
yellow style arms. Standards are perfectly huge, firmly held up- 
right and closed at the top. Height 3 feet. 

MONADNOCK (Salbach, 1937) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Very brilliant pinkish rose, a large flower that blooms very late in 
the season. We have no other Iris in this shade — a deep but very 
bright tone of rose with golden beard. Husky stems reach four 
feet, well branched. 



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MINNIE COLQUITT (H. Sass, 1942) Each $3.00 

Massive white Plicata, entirely different from all others. It has a 
broad bond of wine-purple stitching at the edges of the enormous 
flaring falls, and this same color is repeated in the standards. The 
whole flower is slightly ruffled. A thoroughly fine Iris in every way, 
and a husky grower. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1945. See page 26. 

MISS CALIFORNIA (Salbach, 1936) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

Gigantic lilac-pink; one of the most satisfactory varieties we have 
ever grown. It makes great fans of purple-tinged foliage, pro- 
duces a wealth of 4-foot stalks of great pink-toned blooms that 
last over a very long period. Does equally well in all parts of the 
country. HM AIS, 1938. See page 15. 



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MOONLIGHT MADONNA (J. Sass, 1943) Each $3.00 

Of the same shade of lemon-ice as Elsa Sass, with larger flowers 
and flaring form. Self colored, it is the lemon-toned Iris we have 
been looking for. Tall and sturdy, a rapid increaser. HM AIS, 
1943; AM, 1945. 
MOROCCO ROSE (Loomis, 1937) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A very large rose-pink self with soft yellow glow at the heart and 
brownish cast about the haft. Still ranks among the best pinks and 
pleases all who buy it. Unlike many Iris in this color class, Morocco 
Rose IS a truly big flower. Always in heavy demand. See page 20. 
MOUNT HERMON (Lowry, 1945) Each $9.00 

This new cool white from New England has very little of the 
cream or ivory tone in its makeup. Tall growing, up to 42 inches, 
it makes a regal display in the garden because of the wide branch- 
ing and general excellence of the big, well shaped blossoms. Pale 
lemon beard. HM AIS, 1945. 



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MT. WASHINGTON (Essig, 1937) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A giant white with the form of Shining Waters. Very tall, wide 
at the hafts and broadly flaring, it ranks with the leaders among 
the new whites. Heavy gold beard. HM AiS, 1939; AM, 1940. 

MULBERRY ROSE (Schremer, 1941) Each $2.50 

Aptly described by the name, this new Iris is actually something 
new and different in coloring. Very tall stems hold the self colored 
blooms well aloft, and the branching is good. Most unusual in 
color, it might be termed a deep pinkish mulberry, strongly shaded 
brown. The heavy bronze beard is an added asset. HM AIS, 
1943; AM, 1944. Shown on page 33. 

NARAIN (Shuber, 1936) Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

A silky intense indigo-blue, with blue beard on a cream throat, 
but without veining. Rather early, the foliage broad and immense 
in stature, the flowers large. A wonderful Iris for blue garden 
effect. 

NATIONAL WHITE (Weed, 1944) Each $2.00 

A spectacular pure white Iris that is a giant in every way. The 
huge flowers have extra broad falls, well shaped, and the widely 
branched stalks reach over four feet in height. One of the very 
best new whites and it will make a good run for largest bloom in 
any show. 




NIGHTFALL (Hall, 1942) Each $1.50 

The falls are very velvety rich dark Pansy-purple with almost no 
veining on the haft. Standards are several shades lighter than the 
falls, making a very striking color combination. Plushlike sub- 
stance with a glistening sheen. 36 inches; well branched. HM 
AIS, 1941; AM, 1945. 

NIGHTINGALE (Hall, 1942) Each $2.00 

The coloring of this Iris is really new, a glistening golden russet. 
Surely a glorious and pleasing color, and the flowers are of large 
size and on good stout stems. Both standards and falls are 
identical in tone and even the beard is in harmony. Height 3 
feet. HM AIS, 1944. Illustrated in color on page 25. 

NYLON (Whiting, 1940) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Coppery tan self with heavy gold beard. One of our largest Irises 
and the stalks are heavy and well branched. This is an Iris you 
will like and one that the judges seem to have overlooked. 



OLA KALA (J. Sass, 1943) Each $4.00 

Just now we have an abundance of fine deep yellow Irises, but here 
is one that perhaps outdoes all the others for depth of color and 
in addition it is heavily ruffled. Medium large flowers on nicely 
branched 36-inch stalks. So yellow it is almost on the orange side. 
HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1945. Tied for Dykes Medal, 1946. See 
page 27. No. 1 in 100 best this year! 

OLD PARCHMENT (Kleinsorge, 1939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Light creamy tan, with golden buff overlay; a most unusual color 
break and a distinctly beautiful new Iris. Standards are domed 
and closed; falls wide and rather tailored in appearance. A per- 
fectly huge bloom, heavy in substance, and the longest lasting 
variety in our garden. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1941. See page 17. 

ORANGEMAN (Waters, 1946) Each $7.50 

A lovely huge orange self with a touch of deeper orange at the 
haft. The flower has a wonderfully smooth, well groomed look; the 
coloring is even and rich. The tall stems, 40 inches high, are very 
well branched. An outstanding Iris in a much sought after color. 
HM AIS, 1947. 




OREGON TRAIL (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $2.50 

A big, heavy textured flower in smoothly blended shades of tawny 
salmon, a rich gold beard and odd soft brown areas surmounting 
the broad falls. For sheer individuality it ranks along with Old 
Parchment, Tobacco Road and Aztec Copper. About three feet 
high, with heavy stems and large flowers; very late. 

ORLOFF (H. Sass, 1937) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

A peach and cinnamon Plicata of good size and most unusual 
coloring, being a sort of cinnamon-brown in effect. The ground 
color is deep cream, heavily dotted and edged red-brown. Heavy 
bloomer, medium height. HM AIS, 1937. 

ORMOHR (Kleinsorge, 1937) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

One of the largest Irises in existence, and especially noteworthy 
because it is a seedling of Wm. Mohr. It reaches 40 inches in 
height, with several great blooms on well branched stalks. The 
color is pale lilac with a silvery cast, veined violet. Darker when 
first opening and in dull weather. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1940. 

OVERTURE (Hall, 1944) Each $8.00 

This is the first of the new "flamingo" pinks we have offered. A 
luscious shade of pure pink, of medium size, on tall and well 
branched stems The bright red-orange beard gives it lots of zip. 
Increases very fast and will moke a clump of pink that you didn't 
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OZONE (J. Sass, 1935) Each 50c 

A peculiar and subtle shade of rosy lavender, the same in standards 
and falls, with a pronounced copper shouider on each fall. Large and 
of ideal shape. A fine grower. HM AIS, 1936; AM, 1938. 

PAINTED DESERT (Milliken, 194^) Each $5.00 

Gorgeous colorings of the Arizona desert blended into a stately Iris 
reaching four feet in height. A soft buffy tan, with brownish suffu- 
sion at the haft and violet midribs in the standards. A light violet 
patch at the end of the beard adds a contrasting touch. 

PATRICE (DeForest, 1945) Each $5.00 

New white Plicata which we like very much and which we regard as 
different from the many others listed. Standards light cream flushed 
pale rosy lavender; falls sparkling white brushed bright gold across 
the haft which is speckled rose-brown. Refined, clean and very bril- 
liant. Tall and large, with all good points. HM AiS, 1946. 

PEACHBLOW (H. Sass, 1943) Each $1.50 

A pinkish Plicata with yellow ground, illustrated perfectly in color 
plate. This Iris has the remarkable faculty of "carrying power" and 
Its pinkiness accents any spot where it is planted. Oval-shaped 
blooms on tall stems, nicely branched. Rapid increaser. See color 
plate on page 23. 

PEACH GLOW (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $3.00 

Tall, wiry stems bear many medium sized flowers of peach-pink color 
which last over a very long season. Makes a very pink clump, where 
it is at its best. Not impressive the first season as a single stalk. See 
color illustration on page 32. 

PINK CAMEO (Fay, 1 946) Each $ 1 5.00 

One of the new series of "flamingo" pinks — a true pink devoid of 
violet influence — the kind of pink Iris we have all been wishing to 
see. Color is described as pale cameo-pink, a self, with a startling 
tangerine beard, like a tongue of flame on the hafts. An Iris of good 
size, three feet in height. HM AIS, 1946. 

PINK REFLECTION (Cook, 1942) Each $4.00 

Chamois-skin-pink self, a peculiar and enchanting shade unlike any- 
thing else. There seems to be a fleeting buff undertone. A crisp and 
clean cut flower, flaring in form, with very heavy texture. The beard 
is lemon. Height 3 feet; very lote. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1944. 

PINK RUFFLES (Smith, 1940) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Solidly colored lilac-pink that might be classed as an intermediate 
because of its low growth — about 24 to 28 inches. The flowers are 
self colored and heavily fluted and ruffled, produced in great number. 
HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1942. 

POT O' GOLD (Grant, 1941) Each $2.50 

The most brilliant intense yellow Iris we grow. About the size of 
Golden Hind and much like it in form and size, but even deeper and 
richer in color. Some of our visitors select it over all other yellows. 
Medium size, three feet tall. 

PRAIRIE SUNSET (H. Sass, 1939) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

All that has been said about this gorgeous Sass creation is true, but 
it simply has to be seen to be realized. The blendings of peach, 
apricot, rose, copper and gold are so well done that one is at a loss 
to describe it adequately. The picture on page 16 is fairly accurate, 
however, and leaves but little to the imagination. A fine big flower 
that will give you a thrill every time you look at it. HM AIS, 1937; 
AM, 1941. Dykes Medal, 1943. 

PREMIER PEACH (Hall, 1946) Each $12.00 

From the new "flamingo" pink series, but less pink and more the 
color of peach ice cream — a smooth, soft and very delicate shade. 
This has the typical tangerine-red beard. Good size and form, just 
under 36 inches in height. HM AIS, 1946. 

PRINCE OF ORANGE (Kleinsorge, 1940) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A seedling of Far West and Naranja. Solid golden orange, one of the 
richest things in the garden picture. Flowers of medium size, very 
flaring in form, widely spaced along the branching stems. HM AIS, 
1942; AM, 1944. 

RADIANT (Salbach, 1 936) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

Standards of burnished golden bronze; falls glowing copper-red; one 
of the most strikingly brilliant Iris obtainable. Of better than average 
size, well branched. Produces an immense quantity of bloom and 
increases rapidly. HM AIS, 1938. 
RAJAH BROOKE (Norton, 1945) Each $6.00 

Rich topaz-yellow standards shot with bronze; the falls deep pigeon- 
blood-red. Haft is solidly colored, clear into the throat, giving the 
flower an extra rich effect. Not brilliant and garish. Rajah Brooke 
is an Iris in luxurious, subdued hues remindful of an Oriental rug. 
HM AIS, 1946. 

RANGER (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $4.00 

Dark but very bright almost true crimson-red. A decided self, with 
long, cone-shaped, closed standards and wide falls of glossy velvet. 
Bronze-orange beard on a brownish toned haft, with very little vena- 
tion. One of the last to bloom, a sure producer of flowers and lots of 
them, with straight stems and fine branching. Very large, 36 inches 
tall. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. Shown on page 29. 

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RED GLEAM (Lapham, 1 939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Here is the red Iris that actually looks red and has been declared the 
nearest approach to scarlet thus far obtained in this flower. It is of 
good size, of beautiful semi-flaring form, three feet in height and a 
free bloomer. Texture is velvety but excitingly brilliant. HM AIS, 
1940; AM, 1941. 

RED VALOR (Nicholls, 1939) Each $2.50 

A superb big red that has been gaming popularity each season. A 
garnet-red self with brown beard. It won the Roman Gold Medal in 
1 940, the HM of the AIS in 1 94 1 , and the AM in 1 943. Because it 
is absolutely hardy and has given satisfaction everywhere, it is in 
great demand and stock remains scarce. Shown on page 30. 

RED WARD (Cook, 1942) Each $5.00 

Deepest crimson-red — an apprpach to red from the purple side with- 
out the orange or brown influence as in the case of the three varieties 
listed just above. A large and brilliant Iris with widely flaring velvety 
falls. HM AIS, 1945. 
REMEMBRANCE (Hall, 1942) Each $3.00 

Of a bewildering number of pink blends raised by David Hall, this 
appears to be the best. Although the predominant note is a delightful 
shade of light pink, there is enough yellow in the big flowers to class 
it as a blend. Well shaped, with very strong stems, it is 38 inches 
tall. Limited stock. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1944. 

ROCKET (Whiting, 1945) Each $20.00 

Here is an Iris the name of which is truly indicative of its rise to fame. 
An orange self, the standards pure deep chrome and the falls orange- 
chrome almost to the edge. There is a burnished finish on the falls 
which lends extra depth to the color. Ideal form, nice branching and 
grows to three feet. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1947. 

ROSARIO (Thole, 1939) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

Beautiful ochroeous yellow, flushed and overlaid old rose. Might be 
called tourmaline-pink with gold suffusions extending from heart of 
flower into the falls. Deep yellow beard. Form is broadly flaring, 
very large in size; 40 inches tall. 

ROSE SPLENDOR (Kleinsorge, 1947) Each $15.00 

The picture on page 24 is a very close likeness, although the Iris is 
actually more pink than this would indicate. When fully opened it is 
very pink indeed, a luscious color remindful of a ripe Watermelon 
except for the slight coppery tints. About three feet in height, a 
strong grower, well branched. Unlike any other near pinks in this 
catalog. 

ROSE TOP (H. Sass, 1941) Each $6.00 

This bright rose-pink Plicata provided the greatest surprise of our 
1945 season. Blooming after every other Iris had passed, not many 
visitors saw it. Highly ruffled, the big blossoms of deep cream have a 
heavy pattern of vivid rose-pink stitching which seems to possess ex- 
ceptional carrying quality. Viewed a block distant it looked like a red 
and white bicolor. HM AIS, 1943. 

ROYAL SCOT (Hall, 1944) Each $3.00 

A tall and large flowered red trimmed Plicata of a pleasing tone of 
burgundy-red. It is so heavily trimmed that at a distance it gives a 
red effect. Form, substance and stem are good, and it increases fast 
and blooms freely. HM AIS, 1944. 

RUBIENT (Whiting, 1942) Each $2.00 

A taller, much redder, Amigo. Standards are rich Pansy-purple, 
very brilliant; the falls blackish red-purple with a neat edge the 
same tone as the standards. Stems reached a height of over 40 
inches in our garden. Note the picture at right, above. 

RUTH POLLOCK (H. Sass, 1939) Each $1.00 

One of the most beautiful and most popular of all the Sass Plicatas. 
A smooth, light yellow very heavily patterned and peppered reddish 
purple. The flower is near perfection in all details, very low branched, 
heovy bloomer. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1941. 

SABLE (Cook, 1938) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Almost black; a uniform shade of deepest blue-black-violet, with 
blue beard. Sable has every attribute that a fine Iris should possess; 
large size, reasonably tall stalks, thick substance and a wonderfully 
lustrous sheen. Everybody wonts Sable. HM AIS, 1937; AM, 1940. 
See page 1 5. 

SALAMONIE (Cook, 1946) Each $12.50 

Exquisite light pink blend, richly yet delicately colored, combining the 
best features of its parents, Majenica and Pink Reflection. A self in 
garden effect, the flowers holding their color well in any weather. 
Standards light pinkish cinnamon; falls light Congo-pink; flowers 5 
inches in diameter. A strong grower and free bloomer. HM AIS, 1 946. 

SALAR (DeForest, 1940) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Creamy flesh entirely dominated by an overlay of salmon. A difficult 
Iris to describe but the color effect is that of salmon. As large as 
Happy Days and about the same form. Height over 3 feet. HM AIS, 
1941 . 

SAN ANTONE (Kleinsorge, 1947) Each $15.00 

Illustrated on page 22. A deep ton or sand-brown self, imposing in 
size and manner of growth, with extra broad falls and beautiful form. 
The immense buds unfold into huge flowers perfectly spaced, many 
to the stem. Just enough ruffling to lend grace. Sold short last 
year; few plants. 



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FORTUNE 



Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

lavender, the falls very 
thence gradually fading 
the standards. Beard is 



details. 



Each $4.50 

Chosen by some 



PEACH GLOW 



SHAH JEHAN (Neel, 1932) 

Standards are creamy buff faintly edged 
rich velvety chestnut merging into purple, 
out to a margin that repeats the color ir 
rich orange. An oriental blend. 

SHARKSKIN (Douglas, 1942) 

A silky white Iris of near perfection in al 
judges as the very finest white of all, it has large size, heavy texture 
and purity of color to commend it. Inside the throat there is a glis- 
tening yellow flush. 44 inches tall. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1946. 

SHARON KAY (DeForest, 1946) Each $10.00 

An extraordinary "pinky" Iris of great size and delectable soft color- 
ing, most unusual in the oval shape of the great flowers and in their 
bright orchid-like shade. Style arms are white tinted lilac and the 
beard is white tipped orange inside the throat. Magnificent as a 
clump. Height 38 inches. 

SHINING WATERS (Essig, 1933) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Clear and clean blue, like the reflection of an azure sky in crystal 
waters. Imposing flower and plant, 4 feet tall. A bit tender in severe 
climates. Few plants. 

SHISHALDIN (DeForest, 1944) Each $2.00 

A lusty growing blended self of orange, yellow and brown. Flaring 
in form, very bright and colorful; one of the new things which looked 
very good in New England gardens during the 1946 American Iris 
Society meeting. 

SHOW GIRL (Nelson, 1945) Each $4.50 

A blush-rose blend from Rameses crossed with Prairie Sunset. Stand- 
ards and falls the same shade of rose-pink but the heavy beard and 
haft ore intense orange. Tall and floriferous. 

SIEGFRIED (H. Sass, 1936) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

Pale sulphur-yellow, etched with stippling of purple-brown threads. 
A very popular yellow Plicata that is both large and tall. hHM AIS, 
1936; AM, 1938. 

SIERRA BLUE (Essig, 1932) Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

A soft, clean, enamel-like blue. It is of tall and stately habit, some- 
times reaching over 5 feet, with many buds to the stalk. Deeper in 
tone than Shining Waters and more hardy. In 1935 it won the 
Dykes Medal and is a consistent flower show winner. 

SIERRA SNOW (Kleinsorge, 1939) Each $1.00 

A hardy white of pure, clean color; very attractive spreading form, 
and with wavy edges on the falls. Over 40 inches toll, widely 
branched. Very scarce. 

SNOQUALMIE (Brehm, 1938) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A solid deep cream; even in tone, large in size and of leathery tex- 
ture. Creamy Irises tie into the garden picture well and are admir- 
ably used with the reds and Variegatas as well as with the blues and 
purples. This is one of the best, hardy and free blooming. 



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THREE SISTERS 
SNOW FLURRY (Rees, 1939) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Standards pure icy white, beautifully ruffled. Falls big, broad and 
pure white. They are waved and crimped at the edges, semi-flaring 
and obundantly produced on stems reaching 4 feet. Early and long 
lasting. Note the color plates on pages 1 3 and 21 . 

SNO WRING (H. Sass, 1935) Each 35c; 3 for 9Qc 

Regal in bearing, with broadly flaring great white blossoms lit with 
gold in the throat. Heavy of substance, bold and strong in growing 
habit. HM AIS, 1936; AM, 1937. 

SNOW VELVET (H. Sass, 1942) Each $2.50 

A white flower of very heavy substance, lit with gold about the 
center. The large flowers stay in good condition on the hottest days. 
Height 40 inches. HM AIS, 1942. 

SOLID MAHOGANY (J. Sass, 1944) Each $7.50 

This grand new red is one of the finest dark Irises of recent years. 
Beautifully formed, the color is aptly described by the name. No haft 
venation and a deep bronze-gold beard accent the richness of the 
plushlike falls. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1947. Shown 
in color on page 26. 

SONRISA (DeForest, 1942) Each $4.00 

Coppery pink with yellow undertone having a metallic finish. Very 
wide segments, rounded form with slightly flaring falls and un- 
usually large flowers. Difficult to describe, but we regard it as next 
to Casa Moreno in merit among all DeForest introductions. HM AIS, 
1945. See color plate on page 34. 

SOUTHERN PACIFIC (Taylor, 1942) Each $2.00 

A new giant clear blue on the lavender side. It is free blooming and 
one of the largest Irises we have ever seen. A descendent of Sierra 
Blue, similar in habit. HM AIS, 1947. 

SOUTHERN SNOW (Beck, 1947) Each $7.50 

A new wnite Ins originated in Chattanooga, Tenn., and which fills 
every qualification for on ideal white. Quite early, the standards and 
falls are both full and broad, very heavy in texture, and as white as 
purity itself. The heavy beard is yellow. Increases very fast and 
flowers abundantly. 3 feet. 

SPARKLING BLUE (Grant, 1942) Each $2.50 

A well named blue Iris, almost flax-blue in color, with frosty overlay. 
Big and bold, heavy substance, superb branching. Height 40 inches. 

SPINDRIFT (Loomis, 1944) Each $5.00 

Translucent, delicate seashell or corol-pink, with fiery tangerine 
beard to accentuate the color. This Iris achieved wide acclaim when 
shown as a seedling under the number TQ-70. Well branched, with 
stiff, willowy stems. HM AIS, 1945. 




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SONRISA 

SPOKAN (J. Sass, 1933) Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

A solidly colored deep chestnut-red; of great size — one of the 
very largest — with on odd coppery suffusion throughout. The 
standards ore of brownish tone, sort of light molasses tinted, and 
the center is highly lighted with gold. 3 feet tall; very hardy. 

SPUN GOLD (Glutzbeck, 1940) Each $2.50 

Perhaps the most famous yellow Iris ever introduced. It has all of 
the desired qualities of size, good branching, tall stems and rich 
solid yellow color. Eagerly sought after because of itS' fine record; 
stock has remained scarce. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1942; Dykes 
Medal, 1944. 

STAINED GLASS (Wilhelm, 1939) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Glowing red-copper self, one of the most brilliant Iris we have 
ever seen when viewed with the sun behind it. In such a light it 
resembles nothing quite so much as stained glasS' — rich and bril- 
liant, almost aflame! Self colored, with orange beard. Medium 
height. HM AIS, 1940. 

STARDOM (Hall, 1941) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Termed onion-skin-pink by the color chart, this fine Iris is not 
really pink at all, but rather a smooth blend of coppery pink and 
apricot-buff. It has also been called salmon-rose. Beard is tan- 
, gerine or brilliant orange. With its large blooms and luscious 
color it is certain to please you. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1943. 

STORM KING (Nicholls, 1940) Each $2.50 

The king of the black Irises. Although a somewhat slow increaser, 
its nearly black, silky blooms are unmatched by any other variety 
we have seen. Immense blooms, wide flaring falls with no haft 
markings. Always scarce. HM AIS, 1941. 

SULTAN'S ROBE (Salbach, 1 945) Each $7.50 

This new Iris comes to us with a flattering recommendation. 
Something different in the way of Oriental coloring — standards 
Van Dyke red to deep old rose; falls the some with qolden over- 
lay, especially on the upper half. There is a dash of violet-blue 
in the center of each fall. 36 inches tall. HM AIS, 1946. 



SUNSET SERENADE (J. Sass, 1943) Each $4.0a' 

Introduced as the best of the Prairie Sunset seedlings to date and- 
not surpassed thus far. A soft golden tan or light apricot-buff, 
lighter in tone than the parent, with very little rose or pinkish tints. 
As large as Prairie Sunset and-^taller. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1945. 

SUKEY OF SALEM (Nesmith, 1 946) Each $ 1 2.50 

A blended self of ochre-red and rose with a brown flush on upper 
part of the falls. Not a dull Iris for it is brimming with bright 
blended colors so cleverly intermingled it is difficult to describe. 
Broad petaled, flaring, over three feet in height. HM AIS, 1946. 

SYLVIA MURRAY (Norton, 1944) Each $7.50 

This new blue is derived from Great Lakes crossed with Shining 
Waters, lighter in color than either of the parents and with the 
silvery smoothness of pole blue silk. Enormous flowers, 40-incb 
stems, altogether a grand blue Iris. HM AIS, 1946. 

TEA ROSE (Whiting, 1944) Each $4.00 

A blend of rose and pale gold, well on the way to true pink. It is- 
a seedling of Matula crossed with China Maid. The color is strong.; 
and warm enough to be seen across the garden and yet clear and 
delicate as a Rose. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1945. 

THE ADMIRAL (Hall, 1941) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

An intense blue, deeper than medium blue, but not really a dark 
shade. The form, finish and substance are outstanding. With- 
stands either sun, wind or rain equally well, lasts long in bloom and' 
makes a wonderful garden clump. Bluish beard lends depth to the 
color. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1944. Shown in color on page 17. 

THE BLACK DOUGLAS (J. Sass, 1934) Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

Large blackish purple of even tone, velvety surface and large 
flowers. If you want a black Iris and cannot afford the more 
expensive ones, try this. Hardy and increases fast. 

THE CAPITOL (Maxwell-Norton, 1945) Each $7.50' 

Combination of gleaming cream-white standards and falls with 
the most brilliant flame-orange beard and haft. Texture of the 
petals is Magnolia-like, beautifully formed, and the "house afire" 
beard lies on the falls like a gorgeous caterpillar. Tall growing 
and splendidly branched. HM AIS, 1946. 

THE RED DOUGLAS (J. Sass, 1937) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Simply colossal in size, as smooth and heavy as a piece of richest 
plush. It is deep rosy wine-red, solid at the haft, with a brownish 
cast near the center; beard rich orange. Not the reddest Iris but 
the coloring is gorgeously deep and intense. Dykes Medal, 1941. 

THE SENTINEL (Hall, 1 942) Each $ 1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Burnished copper describes this new color in Iris. On the order 
of Casa Moreno in general color tone, possibly a bit more coppery. 
Flowers are large, form and substance good, but it is closely 
branched and of medium height. However, it makes a very rich 
and glowing clump and the novel color stops all garden visitors. 

THREE CHEERS (Cook, 1945) Each $9.00 

An amazingly brilliant bicolor similar to Amigo in pattern, but 
tall — 42 inches — and richer and bolder in contrast. Standards 
blue-white; falls semi-flaring with narrow border like the stand- 
ards. A Wabash seedling. HM AIS, 1946. 

THREE OAKS (Whiting, 1943) Each $4.00 

This massive rose-pink blend opened the eyes of all the judges 
last season. Huge in size, beautifully blended tones of rose-pink 
and copper, and on very tall stems, it was one of the sensations 
of our garden. Lasts over an extra long period. Height 40 inches. 
HM AIS, 1945. 

THREE SISTERS (DeForest, 1941) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A distinct and exciting combination of pale creamy yellow stand- 
ards and red-toned falls. In sunny weather the standards are 
almost white. A vigorous grower ond rapid increaser, with abun- 
dant well branched stalks. In the originator's garden it averaged 
36 to 40 inches. See page 33. 

TIFFANJA (DeForest, 1942) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

A new and unique Plicate, having good form and thick substance. 
Smooth and clean cut; standards colonial buff; falls creamy white, 
definitely bordered buff, brushed at the haft and speckled around 
the border with light brown. This is a big flower. 42 inches tall. 
HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. Shown in color on page 23. 

TIFFANY (H. Sass, 1938) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

Soft but decidedly yellow in color, with abundant stitching of 
bronzy pinkish violet. A gracefully frilled flower of full proportions; 
very large, vigorous growing, reasonably tall. About the best of the 
low-priced yellow Plicotos and will give any of them a run for 
their money. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1943. Shown on page 18. 

TOBACCO ROAD (Kleinsorge, 1942) Each $6.00 

When this Iris first opened in Dr. Kleinsorge's garden, it was so 
different, so remarkable in both color and form, that we lost all 
interest in the many other splendid seedlings in the same garden. 
Tobacco Road is o golden tobacco-brown self. Standards are up- 
right and almost closed, with heavy midribs. The falls are broad, 
very wide at the haft and held stiffly horizontal. Height 32 to 
36 inches, very good branching. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. 



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TOKEN (Hall, 1939) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Standards old gold flushed rose; falls rosy brown-red, with very little 
haft venation. Carries much of the salmony orange effect of the old 
variety Mary Geddes, but with less venation. Does not fade and is a 
husky grower, 38 inches tali, with blooms having a 7-inch spread. 

TREASURE ISLAND (Kleinsorge, 1937) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

A truly gigantic flower of bright clear yellow, slightly lighter in the 
center of the falls. Tall stems, a fast increaser and easy grower. We 
hove sold more rhizomes of Treasure Island than of any Iris we have 
ever introduced. You will not be disappointed in this splendid yellow. 
AM AIS, 1945. 

TREVA (Deforest, 1945) Each $7.50 

A new glistening golden apricot self. With very wide standards and 
falls, and flaring form, it has that unusual quality of frostiness which 
distinguishes Gloriole. This one, however, has what might be termed 
golden frost! HM AIS, 1946. 

VATICAN PURPLE (Whiting, 1943) Each $4.00 

Of bold stature and splendid form, this is one of the most striking 
newcomers in an old color class that welcomes such improvements. 
Deep but bright blue-purple, silky in finish but heavy in texture, 
without haft markings. It has wide spreading falls and three-foot 
stems. HM AIS, 1943. 

VICE-REGAL (Miles, 1946) Each $4.00 

Here is a brand new Iris from Canado, one of the most richly colored 
seedlings we have ever grown. The standards and falls ore almost 
identical in color, but the velvet of the latter makes them appear 
slightly deeper. Scarcely any haft marking — a supreme shade of 
glowing bronzy red-purple with bronze beard. 33 inches tall. Shown 
on page 25. HM AIS, 1947. 

VISION OF MERZA (DeForest, 1944) Each $3.00 

Rose-brown on a cream ground, of heavy marbled rather than a 
stitched effect. This is not only an unusual and bizarre color pat- 
tern, but the flower is well shaped with wide segments and gigantic 
in size; 40 inches tall. 

WABASH (Williamson, 1937) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Pure white standards and rich velvety deep violet falls bordered 
white — the most striking Amoena of all. Very tall, branched above 
the middle of the stalk with a profusion of large, slightly ruffled 
blossoms. The color plate on page 14 shows this popular Iris in per- 
fect detail. HM AIS, 1937; AM, 1938. Awarded the Dykes Medal 
in 1940. 

WASATCH (Thorup, 1935) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Huge Plicata of stunning size, clean white with blue stitching in the 
buttonhole manner. Heavy stalks and very broad foliage, medium in 
height, blooming among the first of the tall bearded varieties. 

WEST POINT (Nicholls, 1938) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Standards bright indigo-blue, very brood and well held; falls intense 
indigo-blue with a brownish cast at the haft. The beard is wide and 
extra heavy, like the epaulets on a blue uniform. A magnificent Iris. 
Very late. HM AIS, 1940. 

WHITE CITY (Murrell, 1939) Each $1.50 

Dykes Medal Winner in England in 1940. An immense flower of 
blue-white, with deeper blue flush at the heart. A stalwart grower, 
the great flowers possessing a silken finish and ice cold effect. 
AM AIS, 1945. 

WHITE WEDGEWOOD (Grant, 1943) Each $7.00 

A large porcelain-white with blue at the base of the white beard, 
making the beard appear quite blue. Something new in whites, along 
the line of And Thou and White City. Almost 4 feet in height, quite 
early. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1945. 

WINSTON CHURCHILL (Stevens, 1944) Each $15.00 

A striking new red Iris. Deep but bright crimson, the standards ex- 
hibiting a copper glow while the falls are very dark but gleaming 
maroon. Heavy gold beard. From New Zealand. 

WINTER CARNIVAL (Schreiner, 1941) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A fine hardy white, bred in Minnesota. Widely flaring falls, snow- 
white in color, the throat heavily tinted gold. Branching is excellent 
and the stout stems hold the big blooms well aloft. This is. surely one 
of our best whites. HM AIS, 1942. See page 28. 

WM. MOHR (Mohr, 1925) Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

The entire bloom is a self of pale rosy lilac closely netted and veined 
deep violet, producing a weird, yet very lovely effect. A monster 
flower of medium height, with small foliage. Does better if divided 
and transplanted at least every other year. 

WORTHINGTON (Cook, 1943) Each $3.50 

Harmonious bicolor of great size and pleasing rosy red effect, the 
color particularly clear and bright. Of strong growth, three feet in 
height. Brighter than the old but popular Ethel Peckham, with 
cleaner haft ond much larger blossoms. 



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From a single rhizome planted in 
1942 this crowded clump was over- 
due for dividing in 1947. Note rhi- 
zomes growing over one another in 
center of clump. 



After being dug, clump was 
cleaned with stream from hose. Note 
that healthy, growing rhizomes circle 
the clump, while those in center have 
very few white feeding roots. 



HOW TO DIVIDE 

Healthy, growing rhizomes are 
separated from old bloomstalks. 
Some prefer "doubles" as in fore- 
ground for replanting. Wash rhi- 
zomes thoroughly before replanting. 



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The above series of pictures is taken from the new book 
"THE IRIS, AN IDEAL HARDY PERENNIAL," recently 
published by the American Iris Society. It has been a long 
time since a good Iris book has been available, especially 
one of an up-to-date nature. This one is as nearly com- 
plete as the experts have been able to make it — chapters 
on the various groups, types and species, every phase of 
culture, the fine points of Iris breeding, diseases and pests, 
all about the American Iris Society, Iris judging, photo- 
graphy, use of Irises in the garden, and so on. 224 pages, 
well illustrated. Heavy, leather-like paper binding, $1.50; 
permanent cloth binding, S2.50. Send your order to us 
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JOIN THE AMERICAN IRIS SOCIETY, membership in 
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is the best way to keep informed on Iris progress, the 
latest cHA^ards, what the experts think. These bulletins are 
really books themselves, generally containing 100 pages 
or over per copy. Dues $3.00 per year and well worth it. 
Send your remittance to us, we will enter membership 
for you. 

Come to Oregon in 19491 The annual meeting of the 
American Iris Society will be held in Portland, Oregon, 
in early mid-May next year and you will have a rare 
opportunity to see many famous Iris gardens of the Pacific 
Northwest at their best. Start planning now to be among 
those present. 



A FEW CULTURAL TIPS: While it is true that Irises 
are among the easiest of all plants to grow, anyone who 
plans to grow even a few Irises should not be content to 
achieve merely indifferent results. Most Irises will suc- 
ceed well in any type of soil from almost pure sand to 
stiff clay. Where one may choose, a medium heavy, 
fairly well enriched soil — in other words, ordinary good 
garden soil — is to be preferred. Go easy on fertilizers, 
especially animal fertilizer; this sometimes promotes lush 
growth and eventual rot! Bone meal, well worked in, is 
safe, and good. 

Don't plant in deeply shaded situation, and avoid 
places where roots of large trees or big shrubs rob the 
soil of plant food and moisture. Be sure drainage is good. 

Plant at least two feet apart; after first year, sparse 
appearance will have vanished. If immediate effect is 
desired, plant in groups of three of a kind, about a foot 
apart, the groups at 3-foot intervals. 

DISEASES AND PESTS: Although comparatively free 
from garden enemies, soft rot of the rhizomes or spotting 
of the foliage sometimes manifests itself. The former, 
usually the result of poor drainage or an over-wet season, 
can be controlled by cutting back to sound tissue or 
replanting. Leaf spot, like the measles, is not fatal. Cut 
away and burn infected foliage and dust with copper or 
Bordeaux solution. For Iris borer, or more detaiied in- 
formation on any of these subjects, drop a post card and 
ask for our 3-page leaflet on "Culture of Bearded Iris." It 
was included as an insert in last year's catalog, but it will 
be sent without charge to anyone requesting it. 



AND PLANT AN IRIS 



Before planting a new bed of Iris, 
dig in plant food and cultivate well. 
When ready to plant, dig two slant- 
ing holes, leaving a dividing ridge 
in the center. 



Place rhizome directly over center 
of ridge and spread feeding roots 
evenly to each side. By spreading 
roots to either side, the plant is 
securely anchored. 



Pull dirt in towards plant from 
either side. By pressing on top of 
root, proper planting depth may 
be regulated. Firm with foot and 
water well. 




AMERICAN IRIS SOCIETY 
1948 OFFICIAL SYMPOSIUM OF 100 MOST POPULAR IRIS 

Compiled by Kenneth D. Smith and Selected by 206 
Accredited Judges of the American Iris Society. 



Varieties in Order of 1947 
Numerical Average Rating 

1. Ola Kola ('43) 2 

2. Chivolry ('44) 4 

3. Great Lakes ('38) 1 

4. Helen McGregor ('46) — 

5. Blue Shimmer ('42) 6 

6. Bryce Canyon ('44) 10 

7. Elmohr ('42) 3 

8. Master Charles ('43) 8 

9. Azure Skies ('43) 15 

10. Sable ('38) 9 

1 1 . Blue Valley ('47) '. . . — 

12. Blue Rhythm ('45) 44 

13. Cascade Splendor ('45) 56 

14. Berkeley Gold ('42) 11 

15. Amandine ('46) — 

16. Wabash ('36) 14 

17. Mulberry Rose ('41 ) 21 



18. Lady Mohr ('44) 

19. Amigo ('34) 

20. Katherine Fay ('45) . . 

New Snow '46) 

Black Forest ('45) . . . 
Lady Boscawen ('46) . 

Ranger ('44) 

Tobacco Road ('42) . . 
Violet Symphony ('40) 



21. 
22. 
23. 
24. 
25, 
26 
27 
28 
29 
30 
31 
32 



33 
16 
20 



25 
7 
1 1 



Snow Flurry ('39) 19 

Ccsa Moreno ('43) 18 

Rocket ('45) 29 

Tiffanjo ('42) 35 

The Admiral ('41 ) 41 

Solid Mahogany ('44) 26 



Varieties in Order of 1947 
Numerical Average Rating 

33. Garden Glory ('43) 68 

34. Spun Gold ('40) 17 

35. Prairie Sunset ('39) 5 

36. Extravaganza ('44) 34 

37. Chantilly ('45) 39 

38. Cherie ('47) — 

39. Zontha ('47) — 

40. Lynn Longford ('46) — 

41. Moonlight Madonna ('43) 22 

42. Fair Elaine ('38) 36 

43. Lake George ('45) 27 

44. Remembrance ('42) 31 

45. Pink Cameo ('46) — 

46. Golden Fleece ('40) 23 

47. Grand Canyon ('41) 49 

48. Sharkskin ('42) 62 

49. Deep Velvet ('39) 24 

50. Daybreak ('41 ) 13 

51 . Block Banner ('47) 

52. Firecracker ('43) 59 

53. Chamois ('44) 54 

54. Suzette ('45) 63 

55. Fail Days ('47) — 

56. Sylvia Murray ('44) ■ — 

57. Bandmaster ('44) 51 

58. The Red Douglas ('37) 45 

59. Dreamcastle ('43) 64 

60. Spindrift ('44) 80 

61. Syringa ('47) • — 

62. Nightfall ('42) 78 

63. Cloud Castle ('44) 67 

64. White Wedgewood ('43) 47 

65. Pink Reflection ('42) 29 

66. Rainbow Room ('46) — 



Varieties in Order of 1947 
Numerical Average Rating 

67. Cordovan ('46) - — 

68. Lake Breeze ('45) 42 

69. Golden Majesty ('381 48 

70. Lord Dongon ('40) 37 

71. Los Angeles ('27) 55 

72. Red Valor ('36) 22 

73. Froncelia ('44) 28 

74. City of Lincoln ('37) 50 

75. Harriet Thoreau ('44) 94 

76. Minnie Colquitt i'42) 65 

77. Arab Chief ('44) — 

78. Goldbeater ('44) 46 

79. Snow Carnival ('42) 53 

80. Fire Dance ('47) — 

81. Cope Bon ('45) — 

82. Three Oaks ('43) — 

83. Elsa Sass ('39) 79 

84. Mary Vernon ('42) 75 

85. Gloriole ('33) 71 

86. Captain Wells ('41 ) 38 

87. Fantasy ('47) — 

88. Mexico ('43) — 

89. Miogem ('47) — 

90. Priscilla ('42) 97 

91. Jasmine ('44) 40 

92. Cloth of Gold ('45) — 

93. Gypsy ('44) — 

94. Esquire ('46) — 

95. Mellowglow ('42) 76 

96. China Maid ('36) 72 

97. Distance ('461 — 

98. Easter Bonnet ('44) . ., — 

99. Desert Song ('46) — 

100. Christabel ('36) 73 



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FEBRUARY GOLD 



DAFFODILS 



Like a golden sunrise, they usher in the 
springtime and another glorious garden 
season ! 

Probably the most appreciated of all 
■flowers, by those who know them, and at the 
same time the least known and appreciated 
by a vast majority of confirmed gardeners. 
Few, indeed, ore the lovers of choice garden 
material who have cast their eyes upon such 
fine things as Roman Star, Moulin Rouge, 
Delaware or Lady Kesteven, and even the 
relatively inexpensive sorts like Tunis, Carl- 
ton, Red Shadow and a score of others are 
strangers to most people. Plan now to enjoy 
the thrill of flowering some of these splen- 
did creations in your garden next spring. 



NO DAFFODILS SHIPPED AFTER 
OCTOBER 15th! 

They will succeed in any ordinary good 
garden soil; they are hardy beyond question. 
Plant them in the fall only, 6 to 8 inches 
deep. In very severe climates a mulch of 
coarse material applied after the ground 
freezes will prevent heaving and thawing. 



NOVELTY COLLECTION 

Octavianus 
Scarlet Leader 
Lady Kesteven 
Quicksilver 
Bridegroom 

1 each, 10 bulbs, for $10.00 
3 each, 30 bulbs, for 25.00 

All Double-Nose Bulbs 

Labeled and Postpaid 



Moulin Rouge 
Golden Pedestal 
Roman Star 
Mrs. John Bodger 
Veronica 



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THALIA 




BRIDEGROOM Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Large flower, creamy perianth, yellow crown with 
narrow edging of bright orange. A very late new 
variety of heavy substance and a wonderful exhi- 
bition Daffodif^ 

CARLTON Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz. 

A gigantic and perfectly formed clear, bright 
yellow, without a trace of orange. Words cannot 
convey an idea of how the excellent flower differs 
from other yellow Daffodils, but when you have 
seen it you will agree there is nothing comparable 
to it. The crown is huge and rather short, crinkled 
at the rim. Magnificent in foliage as well as in 
flower. 



CHEERFULNESS Each 20c; $2.00 per Doz. 

A cluster-flowered Daffodil often referred to as a 
"double Narcissus." The tall, erect stems produce 
a cluster of several small blooms, with broad, 
rounded, creamy white perianth and full double 
center of creamy white and yellow. Very sweet 
scented. Colored illustration on page 47. 

COVERACK PERFECTION Each $5.00 

A really huge novelty with most unusual coloring 
— pure white petals that are wide and over- 
lapping, a brood and quite flat crown of creamy 
buff edged salmon-gold. If you want a Daffodil 
of utmost distinction, treat yourself to one of 
these. Large, tall, and lasts incredibly long in 
flower. Shown on opposite page. 

CROESUS Each 20c; $2.00 per Doz. 

A great favorite for many years. Clear canary- 
yellow perianth; rich orange crown slightly deeper 
at the rim. The segments are extra wide and the 
short crown fairly blazes! Shown in color on 
page 47. 

DAISY SCHAEFFER Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

A giant Leedsi of wonderful proportions, the color 
having an effect of lemon-ice. The large, pure 
white perianth petals are overlapping, the medium 
length crown is deep lemon near the edges and 
lightens to pale lemon — olmost white — at the 
base. Very fine in every way. 20 inches tall. 



MOULIN ROUGE 



DAFFODILS THAT ARE DIFFERENT 

ACTAEA Each 20c; $2.00 per Doz. 

Broad, snow-white perianth of great substance and good form. Very large red 
eye. Considered the largest and most beautiful Poeticus. Shown on page 46. 

ADLER Each 40c; $4.00 per Doz. 

A really marvelous flower with perianth of purest white, overlapping and opening 
nearly flat, nearly 4 inches across. Cup is pure chrome-yellow shading to blood- 
orange at the deeply frilled edge. Shown on page 41. 

ALASNAM Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz. 

A tall and very deep yellow Trumpet Daffodil of the King Alfred type. The trum- 
pet extra wide and of richest golden yellow. Early, with heavy stems. 

BEERSHEBA Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

All white; a large, perfectly formed flower nearly 5 inches across. The perianth is 
flat and the trumpet is long and flanged at the lip. A splendid show flower of 
remarkable substance and an ideal garden subject where it never fails to excite 
comment. Increases rapidly. See page 47. 

BERYL Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

A lovely little Cyclomineus hybrid bearing graceful flowers with primrose-yellow 
reflexing petals and a small globular bright orange cup, shading to gold. Ideal 
for the rock garden and very seldom seen. Height 8 inches. Shown on page 44. 



DAMSON Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz. 

One of the most brilliant flowers in the spring 
garden — a striking contrast of creamy white peri- 
anth shaded yellow at the base, set with a long 
cup of deep Fuchsia-red. This is the first time this 
variety has been available at o popular price. 
Early. See page 42. 

DAWSON CITY Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz. 

This is a big deep yellow Trumpet Daffodil, fine 
for either garden planting or for exhibition. Broad, 
flat perianth of smooth substance, well formed, 
flanged trumpet, of a self golden yellow. 

DELAWARE Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

Cup opens a golden Quince color, changing to 
creamy lemon and is deeply crinkled. Against the 
spotless white background this provides a striking 
contrast. A very new and unusual Daffodil, 
strong growing and free flowering. Shown in 
color on page 44. 

DIANA KASNER Each 20c; $1.75 per Doz. 

Cream-yellow perianth and large fluted yellow 
cup with blood-red frill; very free flowering and 
extra late. A splendid garden variety and com- 
pares favorably with many more expensive sorts. 

DICK WELLBAND 

Each 30c; 3 for 75c; $2.50 per Doz. 

With a perianth of pure white and cup of brightest 
flame-orange this is one of the finest in its class. 
One of the remarkable qualities of this flower is 
that the color of the cup does not fade but seems 
rather to intensify with age. Extra late and long 
lasting; short but wide cup, tall stems and wide 
foliage. 



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ADLER 



MRS. JOHN BODGER 





ESKIMO Each $ 1 .25; 3 for $3.00 

A huge white Daffodil of fine build and great substance. Peri- 
anth is pure white, wide and overlapping with pointed tips; the 
big trumpet is heavy and opens widely. This flower opens deli- 
cate primrose and fades to ivdry-white. Shown on page 43. 



FEBRUARY GOLD Each 20c; $2.00 per Doz. 

One of the finest of the long trumpet varieties to bloom in 
the spring garden. Rich golden color, the perianth petals reflexed 
in Cyclamen fashion; trumpet deeper gold. See page 39. 



FORTUNE Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

No Daffodil collection is complete without Fortune. The wide 
perianth is solid bright yellow; the crown is bold and heavy, bril- 
liant coppery red-orange in color. Extremely early, coming into 
bloom almost a week ahead of other varieties. A gorgeous flower 
on 24-inch, stiff stems. Illustrated on page 41. 



FRANCISCA DRAKE Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz. 

An unusual flower of rare, beauty. Perianth of silvery white, 
tinted gold at the base; cup wide and deep, golden yellow at the 
base changing to flame-orange. The edge is densely frilled; 
stamens bright yellow. Early, with tall stems far above the 
foliage. See page 47. 



GERTIE MILLAR Each 40c; $4.00 per Doz. 

A real giant of a flower, which, despite its size, is delicately beau- 
tiful because of its soft ethereal coloring. Perianth is clear white; 
the short but wide trumpet opens lemon-yellow and quickly 
changes to ivory-buff, holding this color to the end. Colored 
picture on page 46 is greatly reduced in size. 



GOLDEN PEDESTAL Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Solid bright gold, with a glistening sheen not usually seen on 
Daffodils. So perfectly formed that it almost appears to be arti- 
ficial! Of Incomparabilis type, with slightly shorter cup than most 
yellow trumpets, this flower is a sure-fire winner at the shows and 
a standout in the garden. Very tall stems. Shown below. 



DAMSON 





MRS. R. O. BACKHOUSE 



GOLDEN PEDESTAL 



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ESKIMO 



ROYAL SOVEREIGN 



GOLDEN PERFECTION Each 30c; $3.00 per Doz. 

A Jonquil hybrid which produces two flowers to the stem, deep 
bright gold in color, with widely expanded cup in exact harmony. 
This has the same rare mica sheen as Golden Pedestal. The picture 
on next page hardly does it justice. Shown on page 44. 



MOULIN ROUGE Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

Very lovely double. Long primrose petals shading to cream down 
the center, short petals deep yellow-orange, giving a tri-color 
effect. Perianth light citron-yellow, the orange cup deeply frilled. 
Very late. Illustrated on page 40. 



GLORIOUS Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz. 

A fiery little bunch-flowered Poetaz hybrid bearing great quan- 
tities of fragrant flowers. Stems ore toll and the bulbs increase 
rapidly. Clear white perianth petals with red-orange eye and 
yellow heart. In color on page 45. 



MOUNT ROYAL Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A wide spreading deep yellow trumpet Daffodil, with perianth 
having three base petals extra wide; the three inner ones being 
narrower and more curved. A stunning feature of this flower is 
the tremendously large trumpet — see page 38. Very late; noble 
in appearance. 



HADES Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A rather late Incomparabilis with bright red cup described as 
"cherry-red." This is set against background petals of soft 
creamy white, giving it a warm glow. The contrast of colors is 
startling. Tall, wiry stems and good sized flowers. 

JOHN EVELYN Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz. 

An outstanding favorite in the Daffodil world. Large, pure white 
perianth opens perfectly flat and is 4 to 5 inches across. The 
large, flat cup of lemon-yellow is densely frilled or shirred to the 
base, as well illustrated on page 46. Unexcelled for either the 
garden or the show bench. 

LADY HILLINGDON Each 20c; $2.00 per Doz. 

This graceful flower has the deep butter-yellow of the Jonquils, 
but is larger in size; broad perianth petals, medium length 
trumpet. Clean, self colored and very fragrant, with flowers in 
clusters of two or three on tall stems. 



MRS. JOHN BODGER Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

This new white trumpet Daffodil is regarded by some os the 
very finest of its type and color. When fully open it is as white 
as new snow, and is lovely in all stages. A very late variety, it 
opens deep ivory to canary, becoming lighter each day for about 
three days. Then it lasts for a full week or more in spotless 
perfection. Shorter than Beershebo. Shown on page 41. 

MRS. R. O. BACKHOUSE Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

This is the famous "pink trumpet" Daffodil. Fine informal 
perianth of ivory-white, the inner petals slightly twirled. The 
trumpet is slim and long, opening apricot-pink and turning true 
pink, deeper at the crinkled rim. Delicately beautiful but of 
exceptional substance. Belongs in every collection. See page 42. 

NOVA SCOTIA Each 30c; $3.00 per Doz. 

Very large, flat, golden yellow cup with heavily fringed, deep 
orange margin; perianth creamy white. A new Incomparabilis. 



LADY KESTEVEN Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Words foil to describe this wonderful Daffodil adequately. The 
perianth is as white as new snow, well formed and substantial; 
the cup is brilliant deep red — the most startling contrast of colors 
imaginable! Very tall; quite late. 



OCTAVIANUS Each $1.75; 3 for $4.50 

An exceptional flower of beautiful proportion and finish, big and 
bold. A huge trumpet, recurved, of greenish moon-yellow, is 
set upon a clear pale primrose perianth. There is sharp contrast 
in the two colors. Looks right up at you. Very late and long 
lasting. 



LOVENEST Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

A delicate pink-toned variety, the trumpet opening apricot-lemon 
and gradually turning to pink at the rim. Perianth is white. 
Earlier than the pink Mrs. Backhouse. 



QUICKSILVER Each $1.25; 3 for $3.00 

Well named silvery white flower of pleasing proportions. A 
new, long-crowned Leedsi that is exceedingly graceful and fine 
for either garden or show. 



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RED SHADOW Each 30c; S2.50 per Doz. 

Extra late; one of the last of all, with much of the color found 
In Fortune, but the perianth is lighter yellow. It is a splendid big 
flower with large cup of deep yellow margined red-orange. In- 
creases fast and blooms very freely. See page 47. 

ROMAN STAR Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

One of the most sensational varieties we hove seen and one that 
is rarely offered. The smooth, creamy perianth petals are so wide 
they almost completely overlap; the short crown is heavily 
fringed and is margined fiery red-orange. Very prominent 
stamens. Shown on page 38. 

ROXANE Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Almost white, a solid deep cream or ivory-toned big trumpet 
Daffodil with heavily crinkled brim. Very early but lasts until 
past midseason. This is a flower of altogether different appear- 
ance as compared to either Beersheba or Mrs. Bodger. All three 
would give you a splendid selection of whites. 



ROYAL SOVEREIGN Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

As shown on page 43, this is probably the most graceful of all 
the double Daffodils and consists of a charming combination of 
colors. The creamy white petals are interspersed with a crinkled 
and frilled center of primrose-yellow, shading paler as the flower 
develops. This unusual Daffodil appeals to everyone's fancy. 



SCARLET LEADER Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

If you ore looking for color and plenty of it, here is something 
that will certainly please. The cup is so very wide and flat, 
crinkled at the brim, and such a deep shade of blood-orange, 
that the cream perianth is almost half covered. Formerly very 
expensive. A real novelty. Early. 



GOLDEN PERFECTION 



SHERMAN 



Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 



Creamy white perianth that is brood and overlopping, with heovily frilled 
cup of deep orange-yellow. Anthers are conspicuously colored apricot. 
Buds hang down but flowers stand up well, making a pretty contrast. 
Blooms very late. 

SILVER CHIMES Each $1.25; 3 for $3.00 

One of the prettiest of the smoll-cupped Triondrus hybrids. Frequently 
produces heads of six or more waxy flowers per stem, with pure white 
perianth and pole primrose, globular cup. Delightfully fragrant. 



SILVER STAR 



Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz. 



Perfect brood-petaled, star-shaped perianth of pure cream-white, with fine 
proportioned and wide mouthed trumpet of primrose, changing to cream- 
white just a shade deeper than the background. Free flowering, with long, 
stately stems. 



THALIA 



Each 30c; $3.00 per Doz. 



An exquisite flower of unusually pleasant appearance; three to four pure 
white flowers on one stem. Often described as the "Orchid Narcissus." 
Thalia is sold to almost all flower lovers who see it in bloom here. Ideal in 
every way, especially for corsages and bouquets. See page 39. 




GLORIOUS 



PLUMP 

DOUBLE-NOSE 
BULBS— 

THE KIND 
THAT PRODUCE 
TWO OR MORE 
FLOWERS PER 
BULB 




TREVITHIAN 



Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz. 



A Jonquil hybrid bearing two or more flowers per stem, soft lemon-yellow 
in color. A good companion to such types as Thalia and Golden Perfection, 
but of an altogether different shade. Sweet scented. 




TUNIS 



Each 35c; $3.50 per Doz. 



Invariably admired and promptly bought by all who see it. The perianth is 
cream, 4 to 5 inches across; the very widely flaring trumpet a peculiar 
shade of apricot-buff, approaching salmon. This color is especially strong 
around the fluted margin. When first opening, the impression is that of a 
white and lemon bicolor, but it continues to grow in size and height while 
the true color develops. Early and long lasting. 

TWINK Each 25c; $2.50 per Doz. 

By far the finest low priced double Daffodil. It is quite early, prolific, 
and much superior to the old double types. Alternate petals of light yel- 
low and brilliant burnt orange, a fluffy blossom which creates a splash 
of color in the garden and on exciting effect as a cut flower in the home. 

VERONICA Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A very new and rare giant Leedsi classed as a "pink" Daffodil, but it is 
more on the apricot side with pinkish flush. Perfectly rounded wide peri- 
anth of pure white; the cup is deeply fluted and frilled, solid buffy apricot 
flushed pink. Novel and very beautiful. 

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DAISY SCHAEFFER 





i 






CROESUS 



CARLTON 




DAFFODIL COLLECTIONS 

DAFFODIL COLLECTION "A" 



Actaea 
Carlton 
Cheerfulness 
Croesus 
Dawson City 
Francisco Drake 



Gertie Millar 
John Evelyn 
Red Shadow 
Silver Star 
Thalia 
Tunis 



1 each. 12 bulbs, for $ 2.75 
3 each. 36 bulbs, for 7.50 
10 each, 100 bulbs, for 20.00 



ALL DOUBLE-NOSE BULBS 
LABELED AND POSTPAID 



ACTAEA 









GERTIE 
MILLAR 




JOHN 
EVELYN 



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RED SHADOW 



DAFFODIL COLLECTION "B' 



Diana Kasner 

Alasnam 

February Gold 

Damson 

Glorious 

Lady Hillingdon 

1 each, 
3 each. 



Nova Scotia 
Golden Perfection 
Daisy Schoeffer 
Roxane 
Lovenest 
Twink 

12 bulbs, for $ 3.00 
36 bulbs, for 8.50 



DAFFODIL COLLECTION "C" 

Adier Trevithian 

Beershebo Mount Royal 

Dick Wellband Royal Sovereign 

Fortune Sherman 

Hades Mrs. Backhouse 

1 each. 10 bulbs, for $ 4.00 
3 each, 30 bulbs, for 10.00 




10 each, 100 bulbs, for 25.00 




ORDER YOUR BULBS NOW. 
WHILE STOCKS ARE COM- 
PLETE! MANY VARIETIES 
ARE SURE TO BE SOLD OUT 
BY PLANTING TIME 






CHEERFULNESS 




BEERSHEBA 



DICK 

WELLBAND 



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